Archive for July, 2014

A Whisper Past: Childless after Eugenic Sterilization in Alberta by Leilani Muir

July 21, 2014

So proud of your efforts to educate, Leilani!! – VM

Living Archives on Eugenics Blog

Leilani Muir, eugenic survivor has written her biography and launched it at the Alberta Gallery of Art on May 24, 2014. The event was hosted by the Living Archives on Eugenics in Western Canada (http://eugenicsarchive.ca/). Leilani was the first person to file a successful law suit against the province of Alberta, Canada for wrongful sterilization under the Sexual Sterilization Act of Alberta.

Muir lived in several small towns in Alberta until she was sent to the Red Deer institution. The education she received there did not prepare her for life on the outside, but after she left the institution and escaped from her mother’s custody and at the age of 20, she learned quickly and worked in several cities in Western Canada as a waitress, a retail sales person, and a baby sitter, caring for as many as six children at one time. Only when she married did she learn…

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FOSTER CARE IN CANADA – Samantha’s Law

July 4, 2014

Parents Rights Blog

 

FOSTER CARE IN CANADA – Samantha’s Law

Samantha Martin was in the custody of the Canadian government. She lived in a foster care facility in Alberta, Canada. On December 3, 2006, Samantha died at age 13 while a patient at Stollery Children’s Hospital.

Samantha’s Law is an amendment to legislation which requires that participants in the Family Support for Children with Disabilities Program are recognized legally distinct from children in protective services under the intervention model. Government funding for services must be made available to families directly replacing requirement of guardianship relinquishment and out-of-home placement to achieve necessary medical supports.

Source: wikipedia

Creating this page for Samantha I breathe heavily.  When I did first meet Velvet she was hiding behind an abstract picture and then she stood up.

Instead of throwing us in prison every ten minutes for speaking out against the defunct social services and creating really informative news…

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