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Challenges to Indian Child Welfare Act Concern Native Americans

On Mother’s Day 2015, Iva Johnson, a member of the Navajo Nation living off reservation in Flagstaff, Arizona, suffered a heart attack and fell into a coma. When she opened her eyes days later, she saw two unfamiliar women sitting at the end of her bed. “I was trying to focus, and I was thinking to myself, ‘Oh my gosh, did I die?’” she said.  The women explained they were caseworkers from Arizona’s Department of Child Safety (DCS) and would be removing three of Johnson’s children...

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