It isn't simply a matter of 'tribal sovereignty'. Aside from tribal rights, she had a right to grow up within her culture. Despite the beliefs that many hold of her father just throwing her away, his rights and rights of other fathers are at stake. The law was not followed. The adoption was shoddy. The mother's credibility is an issue. There are so many other issues here. Not the least of which is little V who had a right to her father, her culture and her extended family.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 09:38