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State, feds defend tribal adoption law

 


PHOENIX — State and federal agencies are asking a judge to throw out legal claims by several Arizonans that a 37-year old federal law harms and illegally discriminates against Native American children.

In court filings Friday, attorneys for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the state Department of Child Safety federal agency acknowledged the Indian Child Welfare Act does require state courts when placing Indian children for adoption to give preference to a member of the child’s extended family. That is followed by priority by other members of the child’s tribe and, ultimately, other Indian families.

http://www.trivalleycentral.com/casa_grande_dispatch/arizona_news/state-feds-defend-tribal-adoption-law/article_125eea78-7750-11e5-968b-8f5be7d5b28a.html

 

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