Dina Gilio-Whitaker

A note from Ray Cook, ICTMN Opinions Editor: The political and legal ramifications of the Baby Veronica case have, in broad strokes, done two things....

8/13/13
Steve Russell

I mean you no harm. If I meant you harm, I would start by using your name. Every literate Cherokee knows your name. At the time before the Trail of Tears, the Cherokee Nation had a higher literacy rate than the white settlers and gold seekers who coveted the Cherokee homelands....

8/13/13
ICTMN Staff
8/12/13
Dusten Brown paid his $10,000 bail and has been released. He turned himself into authorities at a 9 a.m. tribal court hearing today in Tahlequah, Oklahoma...
ICTMN Staff
8/12/13
Dusten Brown turned himself into authorities at a tribal court hearing today in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, according to Cherokee Nation Attorney General Todd Hembree...
Trace A. DeMeyer

As I’ve watched the custody dispute unfold over the nearly four-year-old Cherokee girl known as Baby Veronica, I’ve felt as if this little girl was me. Just like Veronica, I was a baby taken from my Native American biological dad without him knowing and placed in an adoption....

8/12/13
Suzette Brewer
8/12/13
It was the end of a long, bizarre week in which the ongoing battle between Dusten Brown and Matt and Melanie Capobianco became even more contentious with accusations of bad faith, ...
Suzette Brewer
8/11/13
After Dusten Brown was charged last Monday in a Charleston, South Carolina courtroom with failing to appear on Sunday for a scheduled four-hour visitation to begin his daughter Ver...
Suzette Brewer
8/1/13
Before the adoption of Veronica Brown to Matt and Melanie Capobianco was finalized yesterday in a South Carolina courtroom, the Native American Rights Fund made good on its promise...
Gyasi Ross

I know this is sorta late—two weeks, to be exact—and that pop culture topics du jour tend to last only a few days. Modern day pop culture existential question: If someone gets killed on Twitter and it’s no longer trending, did it really happen?

I don’t know; that’s above my pay grade....

7/30/13
Gale Courey Toensing
7/29/13
When Penobscot Indian Nation leaders heard on July 17 that the South Carolina Supreme Court had ordered three-year-old Veronica Brown, a Cherokee citizen, removed from the care of ...

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