For decades, Native children were forcibly separated from their families - today, communities are working to overcome generations of trauma.

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Generations Stolen

Director/Producer: Sarah Weiser
Co-Producer: Gabrielle Glaser
Editor: Anne Checler

Last week’s Supreme Court ruling upheld the 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act, which enacted legal protections for Native families and affirmed the authority of tribal governments over their children.

Why was ICWA necessary in the first place? We explore the history of Indigenous child removal and forced adoptions in Generations Stolen.

This video was released in partnership with WORLD Channel.

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TranscriptLesson Plan: The Indian Child Welfare ActLesson Plan: Understanding Boarding Schools for Native Americans