Professor Kevin Noble Maillard Discusses SCOTUS’ Upholding of the Indian Child Welfare Act

The Supreme Court of the United States recently upheld the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) with its ruling in Haaland v. Brackeen.

Professor Kevin Noble Maillard, an expert in family and adoption law and a member of the Seminole Nation, was quoted at Impakter “The adoptive parents have long claimed this case as a racial issue, but what they have not recognized is their own racialized insistence on the neutrality of white parenthood … They tried to fight sovereignty with dog whistle animus, and they lost.”

In the  Texas Monthly article, “A Fort Worth Couple Challenged the Indian Child Welfare Act. They Lost.”, he noted that Native families often feel bias against Native parenting practices, like communal parenting, in the courts.