Terry L. Cross

Thirty-five years ago today, Congress enacted groundbreaking legislation, the impact of which has been arguably more profound than any other piece of federal Indian law in the modern era. On November 8, 1978, the Indian Child Welfare Act, otherwise known as ICWA, became law....

11/8/13
Gale Courey Toensing
10/28/13
During a impersonation of President George Bush Sr...
Suzette Brewer
10/16/13
A family court judge in South Carolina has scheduled a hearing on October 25 to finalize of the adoption of Baby Deseray, despite an Oklahoma court ruling last month that granted c...
Richard Walker
10/10/13
When Native American Rights Fund attorney Heather Kendall-Miller introduced Juana Majel-Dixon at a 2007 presentation at Harvard University, she said, “We’ll see how far we get with...
Stephanie Woodard
10/3/13
Citing the 1987 Proxmire Act, which enables the United States to prosecute acts of genocide, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has asked the federal government to file suit against the...
ICTMN Staff
9/27/13
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...
ICTMN Staff
9/26/13
After a nearly four-year legal battle through the Supreme Court and beyond, on September 23, white South Carolina couple Matt and Melanie Capobianco removed Veronica, 4, from her b...
Suzette Brewer
9/25/13
As Matt and Melanie Capobianco took possession of Veronica Brown on Monday night, another court action was brewing behind the scenes...
Suzette Brewer
9/24/13
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...
Suzette Brewer
9/17/13
Third Pregnant Woman Identified by Tribal Lawyers At a closed-door hearing last week in Oklahoma County, Judge Allen Welch granted custody of the infant girl “Deseray” to the Absen...

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