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AIM Northern Cal
by Northern California AIM
Thursday May 23rd, 2002 2:37 PM

Doctor covers negligence by ordering CPS to
remove Indigenous baby from mother

Hau mitakeyapi,


Color and feeling of today's alert is: WHITE HOT!!!!!!!!!!! Same as yesterday the occuppiers are still on our land and removing our children from our families. Protect your children at any costs and by any method within your imagination even the most extreme

I am calling this alert because, once again, I have been contacted by an Indigenous family that has had their infant baby girl Hope Red Hawk kidnapped and held hostage by the "social services of the State of California" this time.

Two days after birth a baby girl named Hope Red Hawk was taken from her mother and father Chia and Aaron Francis Red Hawk by the attending physician. He reported the mother to Child Protective Services for allegedly refusing a cesarean section. Chia and her midwives strongly assert that she was never offered the option of a cesarean and the vaginal delivery caused the baby respiratory problems. It seems that the physician acted upon a fear of liability for his negligence. The delivery was originally scheduled as a home birth but when the midwives assessed a potential problem the family went to the hospital--a Catholic Hospital mind you. Baby Hope is currently being held at a "medically sensitive" foster home and her mom allowed to breast feed her 5 times a week for 2 hours (even though CPS is not even adhering to this court ordered visitation), she is taken from her mom immediately when the alloted time is up, even if she is crying because she wants to s tay in her mother's arms!!!

The next court date is this Friday, May 24th at 9:00 am at the Santa Cruz Superior Court Department 5, located at the Government Center. If you leave in the Bay Area/Santa Cruz vicinity please come and support the family!! (call us at 415-648-5936 for more detailed information).

NEEDS: attorneys to assist with legal services/information, ICWA personnel who are not brainwashed by the social work ethics of kidnapping and colonialism, donations for legal costs, and much much prayer.

Wanbli Watakpe (aka Russell Redner)
Northern California AIM
Tashunka Witko Brigade

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