Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Challenges. Discussion »
TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA American Indians are displaying complete outrage and disgust at the transfer of four year old Veronica Brown from the loving home of her Cherokee family in Oklahoma to the non-Native adoptive couple from South Carolina.
Young Veronica was transferred on Monday evening from the Jack Brown home on Cherokee Nation tribal land where the Dusten Brown family has been living during the past several weeks after the Oklahoma Supreme Court lifted the stay that allowed Brown to keep his daughter during the legal proceedings.
As she left her loving family, she screamed: "I don't want to go I don't want to go!"
Frustrated by the injustice of another American Indian child being taken from her biological family, supporters are calling for rallies to be held throughout the United States tomorrow, Friday, September 27.
Several Idle No More groups have supported the Brown family during the past several weeks as Veronica's father, Dusten Brown, fought relentlessly to retain custody of her.
The following message was posted on the Standing our Ground for Veronica Brown Facebook page:
"We would love to have rallies all over. This Friday at 10 am. Some may only be able to stand in your front yard, some Stand on Facebook, some actual rallies. Please let us know so we can get the word out. If you want to plan a rally, please approach your local Idle No More. They have been amazing in Standing with us in solidarity and they should be your first contact!"
Please check with your local American Indian leadership to find out where your community is having a rally. Don't forget to post your pictures on the Native News Network.
posted September 26, 2013 6:00 am edt