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Cherokee Nation release new pictures of "Baby Veronica"

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As the United States Supreme Court prepares to hear the "Baby Veronica" case as it pertains to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), the Cherokee Nation has released pictures of Veronica with her father in Oklahoma.

The pictures show Veronica with her family. She is pictured with her father Dusten Brown, his wife Robin and Veronica's grandmother.

"I would emphasize that Veronica is a very happy, very well adjusted little girl with a large extended family that loves her very much," Cherokee Nation Spokesperson Amanda Clinton said in an e-mail.

Brown is part of the Cherokee Nation and because the ICWA was supposedly written to preserve Native American culture, South Carolina courts agree Veronica should live in Oklahoma near her native roots. The adoptive couple, Matt and Melanie Capobianco adopted Veronica at birth and raised her for two years before that ruling.

In January 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case. The case, Adoptive Couple V. Baby Girl will be heard at 10 a.m. April 16, 2013.

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