TULSA, Okla. – Baby Veronica’s biological father, Dusten Brown, was honored by the National Congress of American Indians.
Tuesday Brown was recognized for his service in Iraq with a prayer quilt and eagle feathers.
At the meeting the group discussed the custody battle at their meeting, which they see as an issue of tribal sovereignty, according to the Tulsa World.
The Tulsa World reported Brown’s Cherokee family has become a symbol of sovereignty and threats to it.
Not long ago, Brown announced he would drop all appeals in the case, giving up hope of getting Veronica back.
Veronica is now with her legal adoptive parents of South Carolina, Matt and Melanie Capobianco.