While not a Cherokee specific topic, it is one that weighs heavy on my heart. The Veronica Brown case gained a lot of media attention, and when our tribe lost her, it was devastating to us. It is important to remember that Veronica is not the only child that's been taken from her tribal family. It happens over and over and in some states, it occurs at alarmingly high rates. I've read about the things that happen in South Dakota and I think it is important we talk about it and do something. Things like this must stop.