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Indian Welfare Act expert says law 'is not based on race'


It's not an outdated law and the parents knew what they were getting into and the situation is not a battle between races.

That's how Suzette Brewer, a writer who specializes in Federal Indian Law and the Indian Child Welfare Act, explained the contentious case of Lexi to KIRO Radio's Dave Ross. The story of Lexi, a 6-year-old girl in Los Angeles who was removed from her longtime foster family earlier this week under the Indian Child Welfare Act, went viral with her foster family's emotional plea to keep the girl who is reportedly 1.5 percent Choctaw.


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