Indian child welfare legal challenge is about ending tribal sovereignty


November 25, 2019

This story is like a scary movie. In “Fatal Attraction” Glen Close’s character won’t give up her murderous quest. She comes back again and again. The legal challenges to the Indian Child Welfare Act follow a similar plot line.

The scene in the 1970’s for American Indian and Alaska Native children was disturbing, some 25 to 35 percent of the population were removed from their homes by state welfare and private adoption agencies. This was slow motion genocide by literally removing the future from the home.


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