RED LAKE NATION RESPONDS TO COURT VERDICT

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas recently decided that provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act were unconstitutional in a case entitled Texas v. Zinke. The court sided with non-Indian Plaintiffs who are seeking to adopt Indian children. Red Lake Nation Chairman Darrell G. Seki, Sr. responded to the recent decision, saying “We refuse to go back to the dark days before the enactment of the Indian Child Welfare Act when our children were forcibly removed from their families and their communities by state courts and state agencies without recourse, and the Red Lake Nation supports all efforts to have the recent wrongly decided Texas court decision reversed.