Without ICWA in place, these alarming numbers would be even HIGHER.
What is at stake in the future existence of tribes.
And no, I'm not being overdramatic.
And no, its not "special treatment". In affirming our rights the United States government is merely fulfilling its treaty obligations.
Putting tribal land into trust: over
Indian Health Services: gone
Tribal self governance: unconstitutional
Its an existential threat.
The Goldwater Institute, the Koch Brothers, the Mercer family care about $$$!
ON TRIBAL LAND.
Right now, none of those resources can be extracted without the tribe's consent.
Thats the end game. To terminate tribes. Be done with treaty obligations. Get the land. ICWA is simply a playing field where they think they can win.
Follow this case. If you live in TX, LA or IN tell your AG to stop attacking ICWA. Call out racist media coverage like the recent @TheAtlantic article. Share & amplify Native voices on the issue.