Read the full decision at the National Indian Law Library website. Synopsis from Westlaw: County children and family services agency filed petition against mother and father to terminate their parental Continue reading In re O.C., November 22, 2016, (California)
The children have recovered from their injuries, but they now are innocent victims of a custody battle that pits their relatives in Visalia, Calif., against relatives in the Shingle Springs Continue reading Girls Caught in Custody Battle After Parents are Killed in Head-On Collision
When it was first passed into federal law nearly 40 years ago, the Indian Child Welfare Act was a beacon of hope for many in the Native American community who considered the Continue reading Report: Compliance with Indian Child Welfare Act Spotty
On Friday, July 8, 2016, the Court of Appeal of the State of California – Second Appellate District upheld a lower court’s decision in R.P. et al. v. J.E. et Continue reading California Appeals Court Rules in Favor of ICWA Placement Preference in R.P. et al. v. J.E. et al.
On Monday, March 21, pandemonium broke out in Santa Clarita, California, at the home of foster couple Summer and Russell Page as social workers from the Department of Children and Continue reading California Returns Child to Family in ICWA Case (Updated 3/28/2016)
Two children who were disenrolled by the Pala Band of Mission Indians cannot be protected by the Indian Child Welfare Act, a California appeals court ruled on Tuesday. The Continue reading Disenrollment from Pala Band Affects Children in ICWA Case
The Pala Band of Mission Indians is the first tribe in California to receive clearance to conduct LiveScan background checks for tribal foster homes under new State law (Senate Bill Continue reading Pala Band of Mission Indians Will be First Tribe to Protect Native American Children in California’s Welfare System