Within the last week (I think), someone wrote or shared a post talking about Native American communities and custody/placement. Big themes that I can remember: An emphasis on the importance of culture, and whether a child has culture within their home/placement, the development of large extended families around providing this culture, and how this sometimes conflicts with what non-native social workers have been taught to look for in a placement.
I've run a bunch of searches but can't seem to find the post here on GT, but I know it was in the Gawkerverse somewhere. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? I'd like to reference it as part of a class reflection piece on the Indian Child Welfare Act and the situation on the ground for Guardians ad Litem.