Desert Sun: My family was torn apart before the Indian Child Welfare Act passed. Will SCOTUS upend it?

​Since 1978, when the Indian Child Welfare Act was passed, the federal government has given tribal governments primary jurisdiction over the removal of American Indian children in custody, foster care and adoption cases and their placement in appropriate homes.  Prior to ICWA, many tribal children were taken away from their parents and extended relatives, which led to generations of young people being disconnected from their tribal nations and communities.

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