Washington, D.C. – Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, today released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision that protects the Indian Child Welfare Act. Cortez Masto had joined 16 Tribes in Nevada in submitting an amicus brief urging the Court to uphold this law and Tribal sovereignty.
“This decision is critical for Tribal sovereignty and will help protect Native American children in Nevada and across the country,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “I have consistently spoken out in favor of protecting the Indian Child Welfare Act to keep Native families together. I’m pleased to see this law upheld, and I will continue working to protect Native communities.”