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September 10, 2013

UN official: Consider Cherokee girl’s rights

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OKLAHOMA CITY —

Two Oklahoma courts have certified the South Carolina order giving custody to the Capobiancos, but Brown has appealed those rulings to the Oklahoma Supreme Court, which issued an emergency stay keeping the girl with Brown for the time being.

In 2012, Anaya issued a report saying that the removal and separation of Native American children from indigenous environments is an ongoing issue and concern.

“While past practices of removal of Indian children from their families and communities have been partially blunted by passage of the Indian Child Welfare Act in 1978, this law continues to face barriers to its implementation,” Anaya said.

 

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