Legal experts say that unless the justice system includes more Indigenous people as lawyers and judges — inequities in incarceration will continue.
What is now Brackeen v. Haaland began in 2018 as a lawsuit in Texas that challenges ICWA. The lawsuit says the federal law discriminates against non-Native families looking to adopt.
The family says they’re willing to accept the truth, however unpleasant — but they want to know what happened that night.
State public safety officials say they hope to find ways to prevent people from being killed or seriously injured by their partner or others with whom they live.