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Latest Native American Rights Fund Stories

2013-06-25 16:24:24

RENO, Nev., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In today's 5-4 decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl the United States Supreme Court upheld the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), but reversed and remanded this case back to the South Carolina courts on a technicality. The narrow decision focused on the standard to determine whether this particular father's parental rights could be terminated. Jefferson Keel, President of the National Congress of American Indians delivered the...

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2008-03-19 12:00:00

KIVALINA, Alaska -- A tiny and impoverished Alaskan village of Inupiat Eskimos located in the Arctic Circle, Kivalina, filed a lawsuit March 4 against industrial corporations that emit large quantities of greenhouse gases. Kivalina faces imminent destruction from global warming due to the melting of sea ice that formerly protected the village from coastal storms during the fall and winter. The diminished sea ice due to global warming has caused a massive erosion problem that threatens the...