The Turtle Talk blog has posted the legal complaint filed by the National Council for Adoption on May 27, 2015 regarding the new Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Child Welfare Continue reading Adoption Industry Sues to Challenge New ICWA Guidelines
Synopsis provided by Westlaw: The Office of Children’s Services (OCS) sought to terminate parental rights to Indian children. The Superior Court, Fourth Judicial District, Bethel, Dwayne W. McConnell, J., terminated Continue reading Payton S. v. State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, may 1, 2015, (Alaska)
Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act – Termination of Parental Rights Read the full decision at the National Indian Law Library website.
Synopsis provided by Westlaw: After mother assigned her right to recover benefits paid by state for Indian child, the state sought to impose future child support obligation on father, and Continue reading Lavallie v. Lavallie, March 24, 2015, (North Dakota)
A husband-wife team from two Washington, D.C., law offices filed suit Wednesday challenging strict new government guidelines for adopting Native American children in the aftermath of a landmark 2013 U.S. Supreme Continue reading New Challenge to Native American Adoption Rules
Throughout the day, one after the other, witnesses on both sides had pulled back and forth in a tug-of-war regarding perhaps the most seminal issue confronting American Indian tribes in Continue reading War of Words: ICWA Hearings Reignite Ancient Clash Over Indian Children
Chief Justice David Gilbertson issued an order this week removing Judge Jeff Davis as presiding judge of the 7th Circuit, a position the 67-year-old Davis had held since 2006. Read Continue reading Judge: Demotion Over Spat with SD Supremes, not Indian Child Welfare Lawsuit