Born of History: A Tulalip Youth’s Journey to Indigenize Child Welfare
This three-part Imprint series explores a young person’s journey through a tribal foster care system and into a life of advocacy — as well as the challenges a family and the Tulalip Tribes confronted.
Born of History was reported over the past 10 months. It includes a four-day trip in March to the Tulalip reservation, and dozens of in-depth conversations with Andres “Dre” Thornock by phone and videoconference. It also includes a review of thousands of pages of court files and interviews with multiple members of Tulalip Tribes, Thornock’s kin, attorneys, tribal officials, judges, social workers and academics.
Born of History
Part one in the three-part series Born of History, about one youth’s journey through a tribal foster care system and into a life of advocacy.
Reconnection and Reconciliation, Seeking a Way Back
In part two of the series Born of History: A Tulalip Youth’s Journey to Indigenize Child Welfare, Andres “Dre” Thornock leaves tribal land.