Letter to the Editor: Judge Native Americans Fairly | Letters to the Editor

I would like to comment on Haaland v. Brackeen, the case that came before the United States Supreme Court on November 9. This case is like a wolf in sheep’s clothing. The plaintiffs argue that the case involves a simple adoption custody case, but has wider implications for Native American nations in America.

The Indian Children’s Welfare Act was enacted in 1978 to prevent Native American children from being separated from their families and tribes. In 2016, a baby was dropped off at the hospital and given to a foster family for care. The foster family wanted to adopt the baby, but it was later discovered that the baby was a Native American and the family and tribe also wanted to adopt the baby.

Nohemi M. Moore