Native child welfare law faces major Supreme Court challenge


              FILE - Participants listen during a rally in support of three-year-old baby Veronica, Veronica's biological father, Dusten Brown, and the Indian Child Welfare Act, in Oklahoma City, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. Brown is trying to maintain custody of the girl who was given up for adoption by her birth mother to Matt and Melanie Capobianco of South Carolina. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022 on the most significant challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings of Native American children since it passed in 1978. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
            
              FILE - Chebon Kernell, center, an elder in the United Methodist Church and a member of the Seminole Nation, prays at the start of a rally in support of three-year-old baby Veronica, Veronica's biological father, Dusten Brown, and the Indian Child Welfare Act, in Oklahoma City, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. Brown is trying to maintain custody of the girl who was given up for adoption by her birth mother to a couple in South Carolina. The U.S. Supreme Court says Brown cannot use the Indian Child Welfare Act to press his claims. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022 on the most significant challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings of Native American children since it passed in 1978. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
            
              Attorney Mary Katherine Nagle, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, is seen during an interview with The Associated Press at the National Congress of American Indians' 79th Annual Convention and Market Place in Sacramento Calif., Nov. 2, 2022. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments, Wednesday, Nov. 9 on the most significant challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act since it passed in in 1978. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Native child welfare law faces major Supreme Court challenge