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That’s the theme of several challenges to ICWA in the last year and a half. Chief among those is Carter v. Washburn, a civil rights lawsuit filed in July 2015 against Kevin Washburn (then the assistant secretary of Indian Affairs) by the Goldwater Institute, a conservative nonprofit whose mission includes limiting government. Drawing on comparisons to Brown v. Board of Education, the complaint argues that the act creates race-based disadvantages for American Indian children, including a proposed class of all off-reservation Native children in Arizona, represented by family law attorney Carol Coghlan Carter as next friend. Those disadvantages could include physically dangerous placements, the complaint says. … [Read more...] about Lawsuits dispute whether the Indian Child Welfare Act is in the best interests of children
He noted that women who married Indians have fewer chances to work. Meanwhile, Vietnamese students here also encounter certain difficulties compared to their peers in other countries because scholarships and living infrastructure are modest, and they have almost no chances to get part-time jobs. … [Read more...] about Government News 10/12
What’s new this year are better-organized efforts to force native issues into the campaign spotlight. A Native American advocacy group called Four Directions is inviting the candidates to a forum in Sioux City, Iowa, in August. “It’s to call on the candidates not just to present their policy statement but to engage in a town hall centered around Indian Country issues, where they can’t just say, ‘Hey, we’re for the Native Americans. Trust us,’ ” says Bret Healy, a consultant with Four Directions. The organization also is pursuing grass-roots efforts to get out the vote in seven swing states where there are enough native voters to decide a close election: Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and North Carolina. “You’re seeing an awakening,” says Tom Rodgers, a political strategist and member of the Blackfeet Tribe of Montana. “You’re seeing a new generation of tribal leaders. They’re … [Read more...] about What do Native Americans want from a president?