States try to protect tribes’ rights in child custody cases | Ap

Concerned about a pending case in the US Supreme Court, some states want to pass new laws that will ensure Native American children can remain in their tribal communities even if they are admitted to the child welfare system.

Later this year, the court will rule on a long-standing federal law designed to ensure Native American children who are evicted from their homes by government agencies are not evicted from tribal communities.

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