The Morongo Band of Mission Indians and four other tribes from across the nation have join...

Morongo, 3 other tribes ask U.S. Supreme Court to uphold Indian Child Welfare Act – San Bernardino County Sun

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians and four other tribes from across the nation have joined the federal government in petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a law that gives adoption preference for American Indian children in state foster care to American Indian families.In a petition filed Sept. 3, the tribes are essentially requesting that the high court leave intact the Indian Child Welfare Act, a law enacted in 1978 amid a trend that saw an “alarmingly high percentage” of American Indian children separated from their families by nontribal public and private agencies. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb …

 

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