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US: Top Stories of 2018: Indian Child Welfare Act Turns 40 (Commentary)
Chronicle of Social Change – December 27, 2018
Forty years ago, Congress approved the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) after years of painstaking research and activism. The grassroots work had laid bare a shameful truth: Up to 30 percent of all Native American children had been removed from their parents by state and local governments, often placed into the homes of white families.