Indian children still suffering

Congress enacted the Indian Child Welfare Act in 1978 to address the deplorable conditions Indian children and families were suffering from under state child care programs.  Congress heard testimony on incredibly high levels of Indian children being adopted and placed into foster care as compared to other races of children in the 1940s-1970s.

The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) has helped to ameliorate this situation somwhat.  But an article on the front page of today's Oregonian highlights that Indian families and children are still being misserved by state and county social welfare systems.

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