Green Bay Press Gazette: Oneida Nation steps in to defend Indian Child Welfare Act in US Supreme Court case

Tribal leaders in Wisconsin worry a pending U.S. Supreme Court case could set back efforts to protect Native children from unnecessary removals and even have far-reaching implications for federal Indian law. The case, which is set for oral arguments in November, challenges the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act, commonly known as ICWA. The law was enacted by Congress in 1978 to address the disproportionate rates at which Native children were removed from their homes by public and private agencies and placed in institutions or with non-Native families.

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