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
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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)
Justice Antonin Scalia’s death impacts Indian country in dramatic ways. Last term, the most critical tribal court jurisdiction appeal to hit the Supreme Court of the United States in decades was affirmed by a Continue reading Matthew Fletcher: The Next U.S. Supreme Court Justice’s Impact On The Indian Child Welfare Act
Critics complain that ICWA is a race-based statute that improperly limits the options of Indian children based on their race. But no matter how you look at it, that’s just Continue reading Indian Status Is Not Racial: Understanding ICWA as a Matter of Law and Practice