Cherokee Phoenix: Cherokee Nation, others set to defend Indian Child Welfare Act

“ICWA has proven itself as the gold standard of child welfare law, which is why both Republican and Democratic administrations, tribes and tribal organizations, and child welfare experts continue to defend it,” a joint statement released earlier this year by the Cherokee Nation, Morongo Band of Mission Indians, Oneida Nation and Quinault Indian Nation says. “We will never accept a return to a time when our children were forcibly removed from our communities and look forward to fighting for ICWA before the court.”

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