The Desert Sun: Tribes must remain unified and vigilant despite Supreme Court victory

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Haaland v. Brackeen upholding the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) was a momentous victory for tribes, tribal families and Indian children in California and beyond. The ruling means tribes will continue to have a guaranteed role in adoption and foster proceedings to ensure the best outcomes for our children. It also avoided what many feared would be a disastrous outcome for tribal sovereignty extending far beyond child welfare. The Morongo Band of Mission Indians deeply appreciates our partnership with the Cherokee Nation, the Navajo Nation, the Oneida Nation and the Quinault Indian Nation in defending ICWA in federal court and before the Supreme Court.

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