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Alaska Supreme Court Affirms Termination Of Mom’s Rights To Indian Children

(September 10, 2015, 1:51 PM EDT) -- ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Alaskan trial court properly terminated a mother’s parental rights to three Indian children because the evidence supports the court’s findings and because the court correctly applied relevant law, the Alaska Supreme Court held Sept. 9 (Chiara R. v. State of Alaska, Department of Health & Social Services, Office of Children’s Services, No. S-15798, Alaska Sup.; 2015 Alas. LEXIS 119).

(Opinion available. Document #96-150918-024Z.)

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Chiara R. and Jayson Y. had three children who meet the definition of an “Indian child” under...
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