“The important thing to remember is that you’re not saving these children,” Walksalong said. “You’re helping them.” Walksalong began in October working as CASA’s Indian Child Welfare Act program coordinator. Part Continue reading Native Tradition a Vital Part of Advocate’s Strategy
U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs officers escorted two children off an American Indian reservation in Montana where their grandmother brought them amid a custody dispute, bringing the federal government into Continue reading US Officers Take Kids off Reservation Amid Custody Fight
[Montana U.S. Attorney Michael] Cotter and D-o-J’s Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Robert Listenbee, discuss the scourge of violence on some tribal communities and what’s being Continue reading Justice Officials Meet to Address Impacts of Violence on Native Children
Holding provided by Westlaw: “The Supreme Court, Brian Morris, J., held that evidence supported finding that the Department made active efforts to reunify child with her parents. Affirmed.” Read the Continue reading In the Matter of J.D., October 22, 2013, (Montana)
The Montana Supreme Court ruled that the state Department of Health and Human Services made sufficiently active efforts to reunify children with mother, as prerequisite to termination of mother’s parental Continue reading In the Matter of D.A. and M.A, July 16, 2013 (Montana)
This case considered whether the earlier termination proceedings complied with statutory requirements for proceedings involving Indian children. On May 15, 2013, the Supreme Court of Montana remanded the case to Continue reading In the Matter of K.B. and T.B., Supreme Court of Montana, May 15, 2013
On April 30, 2013, the Montana Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the fourth district court to terminate parental rights. Issues considered included: Whether the District Court properly concluded treatment Continue reading In the Matter of D.S.B. and D.S.B., Supreme Court of Montana. April 30, 2013.