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New federal rule aims to keep Native children up for adoption in tribal communities


WASHINGTON — Advocates for Alaska Native children are cheering a new federal regulation that they say could help keep Native children from being removed from their communities.

The new regulation, which will go into effect at the end of the year, is meant to provide more consistent and stricter interpretation of the 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act — a law designed to counter the high rate of Indian and Native children being removed from their homes and communities, and put into foster care or adoption with non-Native people.


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