Adoption: Mixing Identities

Interview with Tara Gatewood at

Adoption is a part of the storyline of many Native families and individuals. As one Native author who experienced adoption first hand writes, there is power in identity. Many Native adoptees are adopted out of their culture and are raised in another. For some, the journey back home can be a challenge to one’s own identity and at times the key to finding it. When it comes to transracial adoption, just what are the effects on all those involved including their birth and adopted families? Guests include Susan Devan Harness (Confederated Salish and Kootenai) Research Associate and Field Director/Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 – Adoption: Mixing Identities
from Native America Calling (

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