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Why A Conservative Legal Organization Is Desperately Trying To Kill The Indian Child Welfare Act | ThinkProgress

14.4.16

Why A Conservative Legal Organization Is Desperately Trying To Kill The Indian Child Welfare Act | ThinkProgress: Despite what the URL might indicate, the video and site do not belong to an organization with a long history of pushing to expand civil rights protections to minority groups. Rather, they are part of a campaign by the Goldwater Institute — a conservative legal organization mostly known for its anti-government and pro-property rights work — aimed at eliminating ICWA, a 1978 federal law designed to protect Native American kids from more than 100 years of government-mandated assimilation. That legislation established tougher requirements for removing Native American children from their biological families and gave federally recognized tribes control over the adoption and custody processes for their citizens’ kids.


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