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Rushing and Moddelmog: Separation from heritage hurts Indian children

Published 07/12/2013, Grand Forks Herald

In a recent column, Lloyd Omdahl first argues that the Indian Child Welfare Act lets tribes engage in “sacrificing children to protect the heritage of the tribes”. Then Omdahl uses the example of the Spirit Lake Tribe’s badly run foster care program to argue that the ICWA policy of trying to keep American Indian families and tribes together is damaging to children.

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