Statement from Protect Indian Kids on Amicus Briefs in Brackeen v. Haaland

In response to the amicus briefs filed before the U.S. Supreme Court on Brackeen v. Haaland, the Protect Indian Kids member tribes issued the following statement:

“The amicus briefs filed before the Supreme Court demonstrate the broad and bipartisan support for the Indian Child Welfare Act from those who know it best. Tribes and tribal organizationschild welfare experts, and leaders from across the political spectrum continue to speak out in support of ICWA because they know firsthand that it is the gold standard in child welfare, and that it protects the best interests of children by keeping them connected with their families and heritage,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin, Jr., Morongo Band of Mission Indians Chairman Charles Martin, Oneida Nation Chairman Tehassi Hill, and Quinault Indian Nation President Guy Capoeman. “We look forward to seeing ICWA once again upheld, and to seeing an end to the politically-motivated attacks on this critical law that put the well-being of our children at risk.”