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Indian Child Welfare Act Under Scrutiny | The Line

indian child welfare act

November 15, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel discuss the new court case that again questions the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act. The federal law, passed in 1978, mandates priority placement of Native American children up for adoption within a Native community. The law was created to counteract the historical practice of removing Native American children from their tribe and family and placing them in a non-Indian family or institution.

Line Panelists:
Justine Fox-Young, former NM state representative
Sophie Martin, attorney
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
Kristelle Siarza, Siarza Social Digital

 

For Further Reading:

Court to Rehear Law on Adoptions of Native American ChildrenAssociated Press  

The New War on The Indian Child Welfare Act Political Research Associates 

Tribal families get priority in Native American adoptions. An appeals court will decide whether that’s fair.  The Washington Post 

Federal Judge in Texas Strikes Down Indian Child Welfare Act The Texas Tribune 

Related: As Supreme Court Considers DACA, Protesters Spotlight Adoptees Who Face DeportationNBC News  

 

 

Oil and Gas Economy Dilemma | The Line

1318 Line MLG Relationship To Oil

November 1, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists examine Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s challenge to find balance between moving away from the fossil fuel industry while also relying on those revenues to fund her top priorities, including a free college tuition proposal.

Line Panelists:
Michael Bird, Public Health Consultant
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney, Affirm, Inc.

For Further Reading:

NM Governor Opposes Trump Proposal on Methane RulesKOB 4

Oil-Backed Blue Wave: New Mexico Funds Progressive Policy Through Fracking  – NBC News

New Mexico’s Oil Boom: Bounty for One of the Country’s Poorest StatesThe New York Times

NM Officials Push for Continued Oil/Gas Regs, Even as Emissions DeclineInsideSources

NM Assails Federal Plan on MethaneAlbuquerque Journal