Dusten Brown http://kgou.org en Tribal Leaders Demand Investigation Into Adoption And Child Welfare Systems http://kgou.org/post/tribal-leaders-demand-investigation-adoption-and-child-welfare-systems <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Native American organizations are asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the treatment of American Indian and Alaska Native children in the private adoption and public child welfare systems.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 23:02:04 +0000 Associated Press 22487 at http://kgou.org Tribal Leaders Demand Investigation Into Adoption And Child Welfare Systems 2013 Year End Review For Oklahoma's Indian Country http://kgou.org/post/2013-year-end-review-oklahomas-indian-country <p>This week on Indian Times, we look back at 2013... lucky for some, not so lucky for others.</p> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 22:23:02 +0000 Susan Shannon 20067 at http://kgou.org 2013 Year End Review For Oklahoma's Indian Country Father Of Cherokee Girl Honored In Tulsa http://kgou.org/post/father-cherokee-girl-honored-tulsa <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">The <a href="http://www.ncai.org/">National Congress of American Indians</a> is honoring the biological father of a Cherokee girl at the center of a lengthy custody dispute.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 18:11:17 +0000 Associated Press 15356 at http://kgou.org Father Of Cherokee Girl Honored In Tulsa UPDATE: Cherokee Nation, Brown Drop Fight For Veronica http://kgou.org/post/update-cherokee-nation-brown-drop-fight-veronica <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">The biological father of a Cherokee girl adopted by a South Carolina couple has dropped his custody claims.<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:02:57 +0000 Associated Press 15051 at http://kgou.org UPDATE: Cherokee Nation, Brown Drop Fight For Veronica South Carolina Governor Drops Extradition Request For Dusten Brown http://kgou.org/post/south-carolina-governor-drops-extradition-request-dusten-brown <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is dropping her request to extradite the biological father of a Cherokee girl who was at the center of a bitter custody dispute. He could still face a charge of custodial interference.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 22:28:07 +0000 Associated Press 14633 at http://kgou.org South Carolina Governor Drops Extradition Request For Dusten Brown South Carolina Adoptive Parents Seek Expenses In Custody Fight http://kgou.org/post/south-carolina-adoptive-parents-seek-expenses-custody-fight <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">A South Carolina couple is asking an&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;man and the Cherokee Nation to pay for expenses in connection with the couple&#39;s adoption of a Cherokee girl.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:16:22 +0000 Associated Press 14449 at http://kgou.org South Carolina Adoptive Parents Seek Expenses In Custody Fight More Legal Trouble Ahead For Father In Cherokee Adoption Case http://kgou.org/post/more-legal-trouble-ahead-father-cherokee-adoption-case <p></p><p>Oklahoma’s governor is looking for ways to keep the father of a Cherokee girl from facing charges in South Carolina.</p><p>Dusten Brown, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, faces felony charges related to his fight to keep custody of his daughter, Veronica. This week, he turned her over to Matt and Melanie Capobianco, Veronica’s adoptive&nbsp; parents.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:03:00 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 14171 at http://kgou.org More Legal Trouble Ahead For Father In Cherokee Adoption Case Oklahoma Supreme Court Lifts Stay In Cherokee Girl Case http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-supreme-court-lifts-stay-cherokee-girl-case <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">The&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;Supreme Court says it's declining to take jurisdiction over the adoption dispute involving a Cherokee girl and has dissolved a stay that was keeping the girl with her father in&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">It wasn't immediately clear whether young Veronica would remain in the Cherokee Nation. The tribal court has found that Matt and Melanie Capobianco of South Carolina have no valid claim to the 4-year-old. The girl's father, Dusten Brown, claims federal law favors his keeping custody of the child, but the U.S. Supreme Court has said the Indian Child Welfare Act does not apply to the case.</p><p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 22:34:00 +0000 Associated Press 14063 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Supreme Court Lifts Stay In Cherokee Girl Case Court Awards Custody Of Four Month-Old Absentee Shawnee Girl To Tribe http://kgou.org/post/court-awards-custody-four-month-old-absentee-shawnee-girl-tribe <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">An&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;judge has awarded custody of a four-month old Native American girl to the <a href="http://www.absenteeshawneetribe-nsn.gov/" target="_blank">Absentee Shawnee Tribe</a> following a South Carolina couple's attempt to adopt the infant.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 21:28:52 +0000 Associated Press 13503 at http://kgou.org Court Awards Custody Of Four Month-Old Absentee Shawnee Girl To Tribe Father Of Cherokee Tot In Custody Fight Surrenders http://kgou.org/post/father-cherokee-tot-custody-fight-surrenders <p></p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 16:42:19 +0000 Associated Press 12950 at http://kgou.org Father Of Cherokee Tot In Custody Fight Surrenders