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
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
Jay Daniels

There is a story about the Prophet Samuel rebuking King David for committing adultery with Bathsheba. He told of a man who owned many sheep, but when he needed one, he stole his neighbor's one sheep....

8/10/13
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 ...
Suzette Brewer
7/26/13
On Thursday, the day after the South Carolina Supreme Court denied an appeal filed by Dusten Brown and the Cherokee Nation to consider a “best interest determination” hearing, Vero...
Carol Berry
7/24/13
Members of the Cherokee Nation who met recently in Colorado were urged to pray for Baby Veronica, a 3-year-old of Cherokee descent, while a legal team studies ways to make certain ...
Steve Russell

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is an avatar of hypocrisy in civil rights law. A descendant of slaves hailing from Pin Point, Georgia, his first language was Gullah....

7/24/13
Steve Russell

Cases involving child custody are always middle class morality plays....

7/19/13
Mark C. Van Norman

In the Baby Veronica case, Associate Supreme Court Justice Thomas writes that the Indian Child Welfare Act is unconstitutional because it is not “commerce” in the sense of “trade.” Domestic relations, he says, are left to the states....

7/14/13
Jennifer Gapetz

An open letter to the media:...

6/25/13

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