ABC 4 Utah: Utah Attorney General joins 26 AGs to file brief protecting Native American children

“Today, the State of Utah joins with 25 other states in urging the Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act,” said Solicitor General Melissa A. Holyoak. “ICWA is a valid exercise of Congressional power and serves an important role in fostering a good relationship between the State and Indian Tribes.”

Holyoak said the ICWA ensured that Native American children would remain connected to their families and tribes while in foster care and even after adoption. The ICWA will continue to work with tribal partners to promote the interests of Utah’s Native American children.

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