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Grandmother sues after Bureau of Indian Affairs took kids from reservation

A non-Indian woman is suing the federal government after her grandchildren were taken from her by Bureau of Indian Affairs police officers.

Patsy Fercho, 64, claims two BIA officers violated her civil rights when they "raided a church" on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana in November 2015. She was placed under arrest while the two boys -- whose birth mother is a citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe -- were transferred to the custody of their non-Indian father.


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