If ICWA is overturned, states would be allowed to forcibly remove Native children from their families, tribes, and culture while simultaneously depriving tribes of future generations of members — putting the very existence of tribes in jeopardy.
ACLU of North Dakota and Nichols Kaster, PLLP, File Complaint Against United States for Bureau of Indian Affairs Assault and Abuse of Indigenous Woman
The case highlights law enforcement’s racial profiling and abuse toward Indigenous women and seeks to hold the United States accountable and draw awareness to the danger Indigenous women face in their daily lives.
The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination urged the United States government to implement broader policies to address systemic racism and structural racial discrimination at the federal, state, local, and tribal level..
If the Indian Child Welfare Act is overturned, tribes will again be stripped of their right to keep their families together. This is a tragedy as we know that having connection to our cultures, languages and identities is in the best interest of Native children.
North Dakotans support access to abortion and are ready to fight back against any further restrictions and will be rallying in Bismarck, Minot and Fargo on Saturday.
Abortion Soon Will be Banned in North Dakota; Half the States are Expected to Follow