Joseph Porfido - Adoptove Couple vs. Baby Girl - SCOTUS case podcast…
Joseph Porfido - Adoptove Couple vs. Baby Girl - SCOTUS case podcast JOSEPH PORFIDO
1978 law to stop the breakup of native american families.
Indian removal act of 1830 removed many Indians from their lands and forced them to walk what is now known as the trail of tears.
This was done because people wanted the indian lands.
people have wanted the Indian lands since they first came here starting with Columbus when he killed natives who tried to rebel, took their land and forced them to produce gold as slaves.
Indians are treated unfairly
social workers braking up native american families that weren't nuclear families
NEEDED TO EXPLORE THIS
other indian laws
Native american graves protection and repatriation act
bearu if indian affairs how does the tribal life work in the usa? how are native americans lifing in the reservation system? how does the economy work on the reservations?
they are the poorest people
reservations are owned by everyone who lives there but nobody at the same time nobody has a claim to a single defined part of land. this makes it so they cant use land for any financial stability such as loans.
they are too separate from the rest of infastructured america
businesses font want to set up on reservations because of property laws and the mess of tribal and national laws.
right to sue in a court of law
laws providing favoritism towards groups are unconstitutional
specificaly can be tried again on another instance by a different court. (Dustin using IQWA to get his daughter back)
you can sue a state in federal court
adoptive parents adopt a baby girl from her mother
2 years later her father uses the ICWA law to regain custody
the father gets custody, later divorces his wife and remarries to another woman. he and his new wife now have custody.
the father is set to go to Iraq in the military. the wife asks him to sign away his custody
he does before he realized his child was going up for adoption. he tries to use IQWA again to get his child back
supreme court gives custody back to the adoptive parents and IQWA is amended.