In his “An Important Victory for Indian Tribes” Peter Beachamp (BA English  2006) summarizes a recent court decision by Judge Jeffrey L. Viken of South Dakota’s federal District Court that a lawsuit filed by the ACLU in March of 2013 can go forward, rejecting motions filed by the defendants that sought to have the case dismissed. The ACLU brought the case to the court on behalf of the Oglala and Rosebud Sioux Indian Tribes and a class of Indian parents to ensure that state courts in South Dakota respect the rights granted to Indian parents by the Constitution’s Due Process Clause and the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA).) Peter is currently Karpatkin Fellow in the Racial Justice Program at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The Racial Justice Program is a division of the American Civil Liberties Union, the nation’s leading advocate of constitutional and civil rights.