The girl in the photograph The true story of a Native American child, lost and found in America

Byron L. Dorgan

Book - 2019

"Through the story of Tamara, an abused Native American girl, North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan tells the story of the many children living on Indian reservations. On a winter morning in 1990, Senator Byron Dorgan of North Dakota picked up the Bismarck Tribune. On the front page, a small girl gazed into the distance, shedding a tear. The headline: "Foster home children beaten -- and nobody's helping". Dorgan, who had been working with American Indian tribes to secure resource...s, was distressed. He flew to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation to meet with five-year-old Tamara and her grandfather. They became friends. Then she disappeared. And he would search for her for decades until they finally found each other again. This book is her story, from childhood to the present, but it's also the story of a people and a nation. More than one in three American Indian/Alaskan Native children live in poverty. AI/AN children are disproportionately in foster care and awaiting adoption. Suicide among AI/AN youth ages 15 to 24 is 2.5 times the national rate. How have we allowed this to happen? As distressing a situation as it is, this is also a story of hope and resilience. Dorgan, who founded the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute, has worked tirelessly to bring Native youth voices to the forefront of policy discussions, engage Native youth in leadership and advocacy, and secure and share resources for Native youth. Readers will fall in love with this heartbreaking story, but end the book knowing what can be done and what they can do"--

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Published
New York : Thomas Dunne Books 2019.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
Subtitle from dust jacket.
Physical Description
x, 196 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN
9781250173645
Main Author
Byron L. Dorgan (author)
  • Introduction
  • chapter 1. The Lost Girl
  • chapter 2. A People Under Siege
  • chapter 3. The Kindness of a Stranger
  • chapter 4. There's Little Care in This Healthcare System
  • chapter 5. Teach the Children Well
  • chapter 6. Justice is a Stranger Here
  • chapter 7. The Next Generation of Leaders
  • chapter 8. Leadership
  • chapter 9. Defenders of the Earth
  • chapter 10. The Arc of the Moral Universe Is Bending Toward Justice
  • chapter 11. New Opportunities
  • What You Can Do.