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Hearing slated on custody dispute over Indian boy

A judge in Minnesota has scheduled a March 14 hearing in a custody dispute involving an Indian boy who was given up for adoption.

Juanita Good Bird agreed to give her son, Christian, to a non-Indian family. But her decision to terminate her parental rights was not executed by a judge as required by the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Good Bird now wants to reclaim custody of four-year-old Christian, who is eligible for membership in the Three Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota. The tribes support Good Bird's case.

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Inside The Indian Child Welfare Act (KELO 2/27)

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