Cloaking its efforts in the language of civil rights, Goldwater has launched a coordinated attack against ICWA alongside evangelical and anti-Indian-sovereignty groups, adoption advocates, and conservative organizations like the Cato Continue reading A Right-Wing Think Tank Is Trying to Bring Down the Indian Child Welfare Act. Why?
A coalition of California tribal governments, including two from the North Coast, say the state has taken a ‘monumental’ step toward addressing systematic failures to protect tribal civil rights in Continue reading California Attorney General: Compliance with Tribal Child Custody Law a ‘Priority’
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.
Title: Implementing and defending the Indian Child Welfare Act through revised state requirements. Author: Turner, Caroline M. Source: 49 Colum. J.L. & Soc. Probs. 501-549 (2016).
The issuances by the Department of the Interior of non-binding guidelines in 2015 and of legislative rules in 2016 are opportunities for states to promptly examine their current practices and Continue reading Implementing and Defending the Indian Child Welfare Act Through Revised State Requirements
Targeted News Service 2016/09/09 WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 — The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Department of Health and Human Services assistance to tribes in implementing the another Continue reading Article: GAO Issues Report on Foster Care
The Indian Child Welfare act is a unique piece of legislation that governs the settlement of family law cases for children of Native American descent. Critics allege, however, that its Continue reading Families, Tribes, and the Indian Child Welfare Act (Essay series from Cato Unbound)