Native American children

ATTORNEY GENERAL BECERRA LEADS BIPARTISAN COALITION OF 21 ATTORNEYS GENERAL IN BRIEF DEFENDING LAW THAT PROTECTS NATIVE AMERICAN CHILDREN

 

 

East County News Service

January 17, 2019 (Sacramento) - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra led a bipartisan coalition of 21 states in filing an amicus brief in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals this week to defend the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in Brakeen v. Zinke. ICWA is a 40-year-old federal law that strives to further the  best interests of Native American children and protects the sovereignty of Indian tribes by preserving children’s connections to their tribal heritage.