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Children in the Crosshairs: The Emerging Battle Over Alaska’s Native Children
Richard had made up his mind. By the time he was 16, the Yup’ik boy had been bounced around in foster care for years when he made the life-altering decision to escape...
Children in the Crosshairs: Alaska Native Grandmother Fights ICWA Ruling
Editor’s note: Jackie Shafer, Assistant Attorney General for Alaska, has contacted ICTMN with rebuttals to several points in the story and “errors and omissions” in the account...
California Appeals Court Upholds ICWA in Choctaw Foster Case
Last Friday, the Second District Court of Appeals in California unanimously ruled against a non-Native foster couple seeking to adopt the Choctaw child in their care...
The Battle for ICWA Goes to California With Contested Choctaw Foster Case
In a Los Angeles County courtroom this morning, the Second District of the California Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in Children and Family Services v. J. E. et al ( CFS v...
5 Sioux Tribes Applied to Fund Their Own Foster Care Programs
Lakota People's Law Project
Following a stirring speech by President Obama at the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation, the Lakota Sioux tribes took a historic step forward on Monday in their ongoing strugg...
Cherokee Strengthens Child Custody Laws, Giving Preference to Biological or Tribal Family
The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council passed a resolution January 13 regarding priority placement of Cherokee children in adoptive and foster care cases...
Lawsuit Proceeds for Canada’s Lost Generation of Stolen Babies
David P. Ball
A class-action lawsuit against the Canadian government on behalf of tens of thousands of indigenous children who were seized and moved to white families in an adoption wave known a...
Native Adoptee Susan Fedorko: Veronica’s 'Lost Bird Wings' Will Fly Her Back
Susan Fedorko was 40 years old when she found her birth family—or rather, when a long-lost sister found her...
An Emotional Reaction: Mothers, Adoptive Parents and Adoptees Speak Out About Baby Veronica's Removal
In the wake of Dusten Brown’s forced relinquishment of his biological daughter Veronica to Matt and Melanie Capobianco of South Carolina, birth mothers, adoptive parents and adopte...
Cherokee Nation Mourns as Veronica Is Returned to Adoptive Family
In the end, it came down to one simple strategy: Waiting. As Dusten Brown faced the Damocles Sword of jail time and a felony warrant, Matt and Melanie Capobianco only had to wait...
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