Jacob Sealine - Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl - SCOTUS case Podcast…
Jacob Sealine - Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl - SCOTUS case Podcast
Bureau of Indian Affairs (B.I.A) How does tribal life work in the USA? How are Native Americans living via the reservation system? How does the economy work on the reservation?
Most homes via the reservation system are overcrowded. There aren't many jobs for them to work at and they depend on social security. disability or veterans income. Almost half of the adults on the reservation don't have jobs an most of the ones that do get below poverty wages.
Less than 50% of Indian housing isn't connected to public sewage.
90,000 American Indians are homeless.
Few of the Indian reservations in the United States have functioning economies in which residents can be employed, cash checks, and spend money within the community.
Individuals have the right to sue in a court of law decided by a jury of their peers (Find the Constitutional Amendments that guarantee this right)
NEEDED TO WRITE HOW THESE AMENDMENTS APPLIED
ICWA (history of this?)
ICWA is a law that keeps Indian children with their Biological parents or with other Indian families. Before the year of 1978, when the law was passed, between 75-80% of Native American families lost a child. (
"In the 1950s and 1960s, the Indian Adoption Project placed hundreds of Native American children with white parents, the first national effort to place an entire child population transracially and transculturally."
Adoption History: Indian Child Welfare Act
From 1850-1960 NA children were taken from their homes and were forced to speak English and practice Christianity. If they spoke their own language they were punished. Most of this ended in the 1930's
What cases have created the case precedent? Dig back into history.
Mississippi Choctaw Indians v. Holyfield, 490 U.S. 30 (1989)
Mississippi Choctaw Indians v. Holyfield
The Trail of Tears that started in the 1830's
Santa Clara Pueblo v. Martinez, 436 U.S. 49 (1978)
South Dakota v. Bourland, 508 U.S. 679 (1993)
Additional laws pertaining to Native Americans that can be applicable?
General Allotment Act of 1887