NARF, NICWA, NCAI, and AAIA submit comments to the BIA on its Guidelines for state courts in Indian child custody proceedings

Last week NARF joined the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA), the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), and the Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA) in submitting written comments Continue reading NARF, NICWA, NCAI, and AAIA submit comments to the BIA on its Guidelines for state courts in Indian child custody proceedings

Indian Groups Question Public Child-Welfare Practices

Several prominent Native American groups on Monday called for the Justice Department to investigate the treatment of Indian children in public child-welfare systems and private adoptions. In a letter presented Continue reading Indian Groups Question Public Child-Welfare Practices

Tribal Leaders and Organizations Denounce the South Carolina Supreme Court’s Decision and Announce Pursuit of Civil Rights Lawsuit for “Baby Veronica”

Native American Rights Fund, National Congress of American Indians, and National Indian Child Welfare Association announce pursuit of civil rights lawsuit for Baby Veronica. Three of the nation’s leading tribal Continue reading Tribal Leaders and Organizations Denounce the South Carolina Supreme Court’s Decision and Announce Pursuit of Civil Rights Lawsuit for “Baby Veronica”

Politico Op-Ed from Echohawk, Pata, and Cross about “Adoptive Parents v. Baby Girl”

John Echohawk, Executive Director of the Native American Rights Fund; Jacqueline Pata, Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians; and Terry Cross, Executive Director of the National Indian Continue reading Politico Op-Ed from Echohawk, Pata, and Cross about “Adoptive Parents v. Baby Girl”