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Whose Welfare?

surfcitysocal Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 3:25 PM
The issues surrounding the Native American community are thorny. And so, even as a conservative, as I read this article, I am brought to tears as I remember Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, and wonder, what is really the right thing to do?

If there is ever a contest for the law with the most grossly misleading title, the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 should be a prime candidate, because the last thing this Act protects is the welfare of Indian children.

The theory behind the Indian Child Welfare Act is that an American Indian child should be raised in an American Indian culture.

Based on that theory, a newborn baby of American Indian ancestry, who was adopted immediately after birth by a white couple, was at 27 months of age taken away from the only parents she has ever known and given...