Native American groups planning to intervene in 'Baby Veronica' case

If necessary, the Native American Rights Fund will ask a federal court to stop any effort to take Baby Veronica away from her biological father in Oklahoma, officials said Monday.
BY MICHAEL OVERALL, Tulsa World Modified: July 22, 2013 at 1:55 pm •  Published: July 22, 2013

If necessary, the Native American Rights Fund will ask a federal court to stop any effort to take Baby Veronica away from her biological father in Oklahoma, officials said Monday. 

A member of the Cherokee Nation, Veronica currently lives with her father in Nowata, an hour north of Tulsa. 

He won custody in 2011 after arguing that under federal law his own Cherokee heritage gave him preference in a custody battle with an adoptive couple in South Carolina. 

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