April 16, 2021

Faculty-student collaboration results in one of first empirically driven legal studies on Native children separated from families

Author: Anna Squires

Ella Chilcote (left), a senior criminal justice major, and Gia Barboza (right), assistant professor of criminal justice, collaborated on the study, funded by the Undergraduate Research Academy.
Though the U.S. government’s family separation policy at the border has dominated recent headlines, it’s not news for Native American communities.
For nearly a hundred years, beginning in the 1870s, Native children as young as five years old were forcibly removed from their families and sent to foster car