Thanks for the info, Bob. The problem is that my daughter's boyfriend has refused to let me assist them in the matter. Without their blessing, I can't do anything. I told Kat to get in touch with the Northern Cal Native American Legal assistance, but she never got around to it. I have a friend who worked there some years back. He's from Boston, and his family is among the founders of the firm he works for. He said it's been around for a couple hundred years. Old money and all that. He told me the last time he represented my son that 'any time you need help, give me a call.'<quoted text>
There must be someone like a tribal-backed attorney advocate who can negotiate on behalf of the parent(s) providing the child is no longer in "danger", or threat for why he was removed from the mom.
If not, I know there are non-native attorneys who might take the case, sometimes for little or no money. Hell, I'd contact every
tribal leader between here and the east coast, including Dennis Banks to see if anyone had a good solution.
He was doing volunteer work with NCNAL at the time.
If my daughter would give me permission, I'd call him today and settle this matter quickly.
Not to go into it too much, but there were a dozen things wrong with how they went about taking Masrshall. Any one of the problems could be grounds for gettng him back, but together, in my thinking, could mean big trouble for shasta county.
I Thought I could do some of this stuff by myself, but the first lawyer I spoke to told me flat out I have no standing and cannot do anything without permission from the mother or father's OK.
I did go through the link you provided (thanks) and couldn't find any contact info. I wonder if he's still based in San Francisco.