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Indian Country outraged by decision in Indian Child Welfare Act case


October 9, 2018

A federal judge's decision to strike down the Indian Child Welfare Act continues to draw strong reactions across the nation.

The Trump administration weighed in on Monday, after officials initially declined to offer specifics on the devastating ruling, which was issued by a federal judge in Texas last week. Tara Sweeney, the recently-installed Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, said the Department of the Interior was committed to upholding the law, which was enacted to keep Indian children connected to their tribal communities.


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