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War of Words: ICWA Hearings Reignite Ancient Clash Over Indian Children, Part 1
John Echohawk had heard enough...
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...
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...
Baby Veronica and the Future of ICWA: What’s Next
At a recent symposium, Joel West Williams, Cherokee, staff attorney for the Native American Rights Fund, announced, “Raise your hand if you consider yourself one percent American, ...
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...
The Feminist Defense for Baby Veronica's Dad and ICWA
When I began writing about the Baby Veronica case last May, I argued that feminists should care about the (then-pending) Supreme Court case because losing your biological kids is s...
Listen to Suzette Brewer Discuss Baby Veronica at 1 PM EST
Journalist Suzette Brewer, who has filed numerous reports for ICTMN on the saga of "Baby Veronica" and the Indian Child Welfare Act, will be appearing at 1 PM Eastern time on The N...
Leonhard: 'Human and Constitutional Rights' Violated in Baby Veronica Case
Brent Leonhard, an attorney for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon, was asked by Indian Country Today Media Network to weigh in on the controversy...
Supreme Court Reverses, Remands Baby Veronica Case Back to South Carolina
In a move that ensured the protracted continuance of the four-year custody battle over Veronica Brown, the Supreme Court today reversed and remanded Adoptive Couple v...
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