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Judges must ask youths' tribal status under new rule

 


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A new federal rule will require judges in every state to ask whether a child is a Native American during foster-care and adoption proceedings.

Under the rule announced Wednesday by the Interior Department, judges also must ask about a child's status as a tribal member during hearings to determine whether or not a mother or father's parental rights will be terminated.

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