The SCOTUS is set to release a number of decisions this month. Top of mind for us is the decision on Haaland v. Brackeen, which places Native sovereignty at risk. The case involves a white couple from Texas and Native foster children. The couple is petitioning the court for full custody, despite the possibility of the children moving in with Native family members on Navajo territory. It’s a complex case that challenges federal law governing Native adoptions and—surprise, surprise—involves dark money libertarian forces eager to upend Native rights of sovereignty.
The New York Times: Who Can Adopt a Native American Child? A Texas Couple vs. 573 Tribes
Oyez: Haaland v. Brackeen
The Indigenous Foundation: The U.S. history of Native American Boarding Schools
American Civil Liberties Union: ACLU Files Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court to Uphold the Indian Child Welfare Act
Episode: Boarding Schools from Hell.
Episode: Culture Cancel.
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