In Other Words
5:00 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Susan Harness

Susan Harness
Susan Harness
Credit Judy DeHaas, The Denver Post

6/17/14: This week on "In Other Words:"

Producer Ann Szalda-Petree talks with cultural anthropologist Susan Harness (Colorado State University) about the historical and spiritual trauma of transracial adoption–mainly, adoption of American Indian children by whites. Harness herself was adopted off the Flathead Reservation and draws from her own experience to help others understand what it’s like to be a transracial adoptee.

More reading:  "Forcibly Adopted American Indians Torn Between Cultures" (Monte Whaley, The Denver Post, 11/29/09) 

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