You cite the MN report on how much Native children are over-represented in the public child welfare system due apparently to problems in their homes. Then you argue that ICWAS will deny these children the protection to be raised with their Tribal families. Apparently that protection is not there for many despite the work you and others are doing. What do we do in the meantime? How long do we allow children to suffer with the lame argument that tribal needs are more important than the child's needs? Despite what is claimed, there is nothing magical about Tribal care for children. One need only look at Spirit Lake to see that fact.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 13:40