California Tribal Families Coalition, News Release Tribal Coalition Urges Attorneys General to Protect Tribal Children
A coalition of California tribes and leaders today urged state attorneys general across 18 states and U.S. territories to stand with tribes in support of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) as it faces an outrageous legal challenge that seeks to unwind decades of critical legal protections for tribal children and families.
The letter sent on November 4, 2017 by the Sacramento-based California Tribal Families Coalition to the Conference of Western Attorneys General comes on the heels of an Oct. 25th federal lawsuit filed by the State of Texas and two foster care parents challenging the constitutionality of the ICWA.
The Texas v. Zinke documents are here.
(I have seen and am choosing not to post the recent National Review op-ed by Tim Sandefur.)