The United States government has a long history of attempting to eradicate tribes through the forced removal and assimilation of Native children.
This heinous tactic has been wielded against tribal nations and Native children repeatedly since European settlers arrived – and it is happening again now.
In just 30 days, on November 9, the Supreme Court will hear Brackeen v. Haaland – a case that questions the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), created to address the epidemic of Native children being forcibly removed from their families and placed into non-Native homes.
This case is one of the largest threats to Native children, families, and tribes that has gone before SCOTUS in our lifetimes.
That’s why I’m reaching out to you now, on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, to make sure we do not overlook this critical moment: If you haven’t had a chance yet to get the facts on this case, please take a quick second to read up on it now and then share this information far and wide to get the word out.