The Cherokee Nation on the Transfer of Custody of Veronica Brown

TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA The Cherokee Nation released the following statement on the transfer of custody of Veronica Brown, who was taken from her Cherokee biological father and family on Monday evening. Statement from the Cherokee Nation Statement from Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker: There is no word for goodbye in the Cherokee language. We … Read more

UN Human Rights: USA / Indigenous peoples: UN expert urges respect for the rights of Cherokee child in custody dispute

GENEVA (10 September 2013) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, today called on the relevant state, federal and tribal authorities in the United States of America to take all necessary measures to ensure the wellbeing and human rights of ‘Veronica,’ an almost four year old Cherokee child … Read more