On assignment with Al Jazeera

I was recently assigned to work on a story, "The Standing Rock Sioux fight to get their children back" written by Laura Rena Murray, about the the 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and the way the act plays out in the lives of contemporary Native Americans. I am grateful to Lexi Tiyona and her grandchildren for allowing me into their home and life. The narrative raises many questions and shines light on a complex world, that I personally struggle to resolve in clear cut way. Where is the line between individual and familial rights, the state, and what is best for children? Please read the story here.

009720141020_alexistiyona-edit.jpg
006720141020_alexistiyona-edit.jpg
025120141021_alexistiyona-edit.jpg