Cloaking its efforts in the language of civil rights, Goldwater has launched a coordinated attack against ICWA alongside evangelical and anti-Indian-sovereignty groups, adoption advocates, and conservative organizations like the Cato Continue reading A Right-Wing Think Tank Is Trying to Bring Down the Indian Child Welfare Act. Why?
March 17 – Yesterday, the federal District Court for the District of Arizona dismissed A.D. v. Washburn, a case brought by the Goldwater Institute challenging the Indian Child Welfare Act’s Continue reading Court rejects challenge to law safeguarding Native children and families
Although the proceeding only involved one child, it’s being closely watched because the non-Indian foster couple is being represented by the Goldwater Institute. The conservative-leaning organization, which is based in Continue reading Gila River Indian Community Weighs Options After Losing Indian Child Welfare Act Case
By treating children, however attenuated or imaginary their Indian ancestry, as little trophies for tribal power, the ICWA discourages adoptions by parents who see only children, not pawns of identity Continue reading Opinion: The Blood-Stained Indian Child Welfare Act
The announcement of A.D., et al. v. Washburn by the conservative group known as the Goldwater Institute comes with a bitter deja vu of “haven’t we heard this before?” I’ve got Continue reading Expose the Lies Told About ICWA