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Despite a negative court ruling, attorneys are counting on South Dakota to comply with the Indian Child Welfare Act.
A ruling from the South Dakota Supreme Court has reaffirmed the authority of the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court and recognized the sovereignty of the Sicangu Nation.
For those who've lost their Indian children to a system that steals their identity, culture and connection to their families of origin, a ruling expected next week on the Indian Child Welfare Act can be Godsend.
A three year old class action lawsuit that alleges the state of South Dakota regularly violates the constitutional rights of Indian parents and the Indian Child Welfare Act may now move forward.