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After living with a foster family in the Santa Clarita area for years, a 6-year-old girl may be removed from their care due to the Indian Child Welfare Act, a federal law seeking to protect American Indian families, a lawyer told KTLA on Saturday.

On Monday, the Choctaw Nation has issued the following statement about the child’s case:

The Choctaw Nation desires the best for this Choctaw child. The tribe’s values of faith, family and culture are what makes our tribal identity so important to us. Therefore we will continue to work to maintain these values and work toward the long-term best interest of this child.