Tribal Nations, Americas
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American Indians gather in a gym at the American Indian Center in Minneapolis, Minn. for a powwow honoring people who were adopted or fostered in non-native homes. Many of those adopted and fostered people, including those who are now adults, attended the powwow, which was held in early November. A large number of American Indian children were adopted out of their communities until 1978, when the federal Indian Child Welfare Act created guidelines for placing those children and gave American Indian tribes the chance to handle those cases within their own court systems.