10/31/14 - Department of Justice may intervene in Native adoption case
The Department of Justice may intervene in an Alaska Supreme Court case involving the adoption by a non-Native family of an Alaska Native child. Lower courts ruled the provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act that give preference to Native families in adoption, do not apply because a formal adoption petition had not been filed. DOJ requested an extension, and has until Nov. 24 to decide whether to intervene.
As KTOO's Lisa Phu reports, Native organizations in Juneau have joined together to make a big push to encourage voters through a Get Out The Native Vote rally on Saturday.