Native American Child Welfare Act Faces Challenges

On Mother’s Day 2015, Iva Johnson, a member of the Navajo Nation living off reservation in Flagstaff, Arizona, suffered a heart attack and fell into a coma. When she opened her eyes days later, she saw two unfamiliar women sitting at the end of her bed.

“I was trying to focus, and I was thinking to myself, ‘Oh my gosh, did I die?’” she said.

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