Haaland v. Brackeen is a lesser-known case in the docket for the Supreme Court, but it could overturn the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). This would create massive implications for the laws that govern Indigenous sovereignty in the United States. We talk with author and activist Rebecca Nagle about the case of “Baby O” and the Librettis and how their story led to this case. We also investigate the money and interests behind the lawsuit. There’s a lot at stake, maybe even the very nature of tribal laws, which were enshrined in the Constitution. The overturning of the ICWA is not just another custody battle.
THE FIGHT OVER THE INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ACT IS NOT JUST A CUSTODY BATTLE (ENCORE)Felix Gonzalez