, 2023-01-19 09:00:00,
For the next six months, a 4-year-old from the Navajo Nation will be caught in the middle of a legal debate with decades of history. Its outcome has the potential to destroy the sovereignty of Native American tribes across the country.
the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Act 1978 to give priority to indigenous tribes in child welfare issues to ensure that indigenous children are adopted into indigenous families, and to protect their culture. This act was created in response to the large amount of indigenous children being taken from their families.
A recent case in Texas has the potential to dismantle this protection system.
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