Nebraska has the third-highest rate of Native children in foster care, said Lincoln Sen. Colby Coash, who introduced the Nebraska bill on behalf of the State-Tribal Relations Committee.
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His bill would require state agencies to reach out to all tribes from which a Native child may be descended when a child who comes from multiple tribes is taken into the state’s custody. It also better defines the kinds of expert witnesses state courts can call to help them decide a Native child’s best interests in regard to his or her tribal customs.
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