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Texas / Child Custody Case / Indian Culture #605019

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 18, 1995
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Dallas: Jim Cummins) Texas custody and culture battle over youngsters Michael Johnson and his half-brothers Mark and Matthew White, who were abandoned by their natural mother, who is a Yavapai Apache Indian, examined; scenes shown of the boys. [Seeking custody Charles and Michelle JENKINS, Yavapai Apache Kathryn BONNAHA-CUNNINGHAM, tribal attorney Rodolfo MARES, Yavapai Apache Theresa SPURGEON - want the boys.] The tribe's position on heritage and child custody based on the 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act and the legal issue of whether state courts or tribal courts have jurisdiction reviewed.

Cummins, Jim;
Williams, Brian

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