WBAY: Oneida Nation responds to Supreme Court decision on ICWA

Oneida Nation Chairman Tehassi Hill issued a joint statement with other heads of American Indian nations Thursday following a U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Indian Child Welfare Act. The court left in place the 1978 law, which was enacted to address concerns that Native children were being separated from their families and, too frequently, placed in non-Native homes. The court rejected a broad attack from Republican-led states and white families who argued it is based on race. Tribal leaders have backed the law as a means of preserving their families, traditions and cultures.

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