March 17 – Yesterday, the federal District Court for the District of Arizona dismissed A.D. v. Washburn, a case brought by the Goldwater Institute challenging the Indian Child Welfare Act’s Continue reading Court rejects challenge to law safeguarding Native children and families
A Federal Register Notice by the Indian Affairs Bureau made on 3/08/17. The regulations implementing the Indian Child Welfare Act provide that Indian tribes may designate an agent other than Continue reading Revised Indian Child Welfare Act; Designated Tribal Agents for Service of Notice
In March 2015, Chief Federal District Court Judge Jeffrey L. Viken confirmed what our complaint had alleged: State employees were removing children from their homes and then holding hearings in Continue reading In South Dakota, Officials Defied a Federal Judge and Took Indian Kids Away From Their Parents in Rigged Proceedings
The Capacity Building Center of Tribes has just published a new 8 page ICWA Guide for Tribal Governments and Leaders. Read the announcement here. Download the guide.
Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act – Termination of Parental Rights Read the full decision at the National Indian Law Library website.
Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act – Private Severance Read the full decision at the National Indian Law Library website.
South Dakota and Pennington County officials filed an appeal Friday challenging U.S. District Court rulings that ordered changes in their handling of temporary custody hearings involving Native American children. Read Continue reading State, County Officials Appeal Ruling on Native Children Case