Quote from Intervening Tribes Statement:
We applaud the broad coalition of federal lawmakers, attorneys general from 21
states, and 30 child welfare organizations who have joined 325 Tribal
governments and 57 Tribal organizations in filing numerous amicus briefs
with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to defend the
Constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act
The past 96 hours have witnessed an unprecedented and overwhelming
demonstration of support for ICWA and its constitutionality as a wave of
amicus briefs were filed urging the Fifth Circuit to reverse the
district court’s ruling in Brackeen v. Zinke, which
erroneously deemed key provisions of ICWA as being
Passed more than 40 years ago by Congress, ICWA was designed to reverse
decades of cultural insensitivity and political bias that had resulted
in one-third of all Indian children being forcibly removed by the
government from their families, their tribes and
their cultural heritage.
ICWA ensures the best interests and wellbeing of Native American
children are protected. ICWA preserves the stability and cohesion of
Tribal families, Tribal communities and Tribal cultures. It maintains
and reinforces the political and cultural connections
between an Indian child and his or her tribe.
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