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Professor Lewerenz quoted as an expert: Betting, adoption lawsuits pose greatest threat to tribes in decades, experts say

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A lawsuit in Washington state and another case before the U.S. Supreme Court are part of a coordinated campaign that experts say is pushing once-fringe legal theories to the nation’s highest court and represents the most serious challenge to tribal sovereignty in over 50 years. OregonLive | Oregonian By Karina Brown | Underscore News Editor’s note: This […]

Tribes await ruling in child welfare case: Professor Lewerenz is quoted

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The U.S. Supreme Court is considering challenges to a law enacted in 1978 to respond to the alarming rate at which Native American and Alaska Native children were being removed from their homes by public and private agencies. The U.S. Supreme Court now has taken up challenges to the law three times — in 1989, 2013 and […]

The fight for consistent rights for Indigenous tribes in WA and beyond: Professor Dan Lewerenz is quoted

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A five-year battle over a bag of clams shows how a reliance on century-old treaties can lead authorities to treat members of some tribes differently than others. by Ashley Braun Hakai Magazine | November 10, 2022 It was April 30, 2017, and Michael and Andrew Simmons were walking down Copalis Beach, along Washington’s southwest coast, […]

Supreme Court Considers Latest Attack on Indian Child Welfare Act by Professor Dan Lewerenz

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We have been here from time immemorial, and we remember. Dan Lewerenz, Guest Contributor November 7, 2022 We remember before the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case challenging the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (“ICWA”). We remember before ICWA was passed in 1978, the four long years of congressional investigation and deliberation that led to its enactment, […]