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Supreme Court hearing on landmark indigenous adoption law sparks outcry
As the Supreme Court considers the Indian Child Welfare Act, activists fear loss of Native sovereignty.

Ryder Jiron, who is the communications and policy coordinator for the Coalition to Stop Violence against Native Women, a survivor-led nonprofit, said that a Native foster parent will have an understanding of the importance of the kids’ culture and where they come from.

“And if the resources are there, the opportunity to be going into the community, visiting the community, doing visitations with family who may not have gotten custody but are aware that they’re around or still have connections to them.”

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