A Grand Traverse Band Tribal Court judge soon will decide whether three children who have lived with their Traverse City foster parents since 2009 will stay with them or will Continue reading Foster Children Face Uncertain Future (Grand Traverse Band)
A Federal Register Notice by the Indian Affairs Bureau made on 6/04/18. The regulations implementing the Indian Child Welfare Act provide that Indian tribes may designate an agent other than Continue reading Revised Indian Child Welfare Act; Designated Tribal Agents for Service of Notice
A Glendive woman is suing the Bureau of Indian Affairs for $1 million over a 2015 child custody dispute that pitted state and tribal courts against each other. Patsy Fercho, Continue reading Glendive Woman Sues Over Child Custody Dispute That Put Tribal, Minnesota Courts at Odds
The Colorado Court of Appeals issued its opinion in People in Interest of I.B.-R. on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Read the case summary at the Colorado Bar Association website.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a bipartisan coalition of Attorneys General, filed an amicus brief late last week in Brakeen et. al. v. Zinke to defend the federal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). Continue reading Attorney General Becerra Leads Bipartisan Coalition of Attorneys General to Protect Native American Children
The Michigan Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the father of two American Indian children is entitled to withdraw his consent to terminate his parental rights because the adoption of Continue reading Michigan court backs dad on parental rights, cites Indian child welfare law
Synopsis provided by Westlaw: In child protection proceeding, the District Court, Eighth Judicial District, Cascade County, John A. Kutzman, J., terminated mother’s parental rights. Mother appealed. Holdings provided by Westlaw: The Supreme Continue reading In Matter of L.D. March 27, 2018 (Montana)