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
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
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
In a case that has national implications for how state courts are supposed to conduct 48-hour custody hearings involving Native American children a federal judge has given one county in Continue reading Lakota Country Times: Historic Decision for Indian Child Welfare Act
The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear a foster family’s challenge to the adoption of their former foster daughter under the Indian Child Welfare Act. Read the full Continue reading SCOTUS Turns Down Indian Child Welfare Act Challenge Brought by Foster Parents of Choctaw Girl