. In Case You’ve Missed It North Dakota Introduces State ICWA Bill « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE – The bipartisan proposal comes as Indian Country awaits the Supreme Court decision on Haaland vs. Brackeen, which will determine the fate of the 43-year-old federal law designed to keep children who are tribal members with Native families. The court heard arguments in November 2022 and is expected to release a ruling later this year. Advocates in Indian Country consider the case to be the most significant threat to sovereignty in modern times. Davis introduced the bill to North Dakota’s House Human Services Committee on Monday, telling the committee that the law would ensure that Native children grow up with their cultural ties intact.


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