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SCOTUS Gutting Native Families Will Usher In Cultural Genocide

Last week, it was college admissions. This week, white people are big mad they can't adopt Native kids and sever their ties to their tribes and heritage.

While you were paying attention to the midterm election results, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in cases challenging the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act, which was enacted 44 years ago this week to keep Native children and their families intact.

In this rapid reaction episode, Jess and Imani lay out what’s at stake in Brackeen v. Haaland and other consolidated cases for tribal sovereignty and protections—and how overturning the precedent set forth in the ICWA will mean Native children will pay the price, and.

As Imani says, “We’re talking about the literal destruction of tribal sovereignty as it’s been in place for centuries, and that should concern everyone.”

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