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  •  But don't tribes already control membership? (0+ / 0-)

    I have some experience with ICWA, although it's not extensive, and I thought that the law gave tribes absolute authority to determine who is and who isn't a member.  I'm not sure that a law that allowed adopted children access to records would affect that.

    Obviously, where no records exist, then there would be nothing to access.  But while I may be missing something, I don't think giving adopted children access to such records as do exist would necessarily affect a tribe's right to determine membership

    "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

    by FogCityJohn on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 04:34:59 PM PST

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