Synopsis provided by Westlaw: Department of Health and Social Services, Office of Children’s Services, (OCS) petitioned to terminate mother’s parental rights to Indian child. The Superior Court, Third Judicial District,Anchorage, Andrew Continue reading Demetria H. v. State, October 5, 2018 (Supreme Court of Alaska)
Synopsis provided by Westlaw: After Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) sent Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) notices to the Blackfeet Tribe of Montana, the Navajo Nation, the Colorado River Indian Continue reading In re N.G., September 21, 2018 (Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 2, California.)
Synopsis provided by Westlaw: A petition to terminate mother and father’s parental rights was filed. The Circuit Court, Family Division, Eaton County,No. 15-019320-NA, terminated mother and father’s parental rights. Parents appealed. Continue reading In re Beers, September 11, 2018 (Court of Appeals of Michigan)
Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act -Juvenile Court Jurisdiction Read the full decision at the National Indian Law Library website.
Synopsis provided by Westlaw: Native American father’s parental rights to child were terminated, following dispositional hearing in the Second Judicial Circuit Court, Minnehaha County, Susan M. Sabers, J., and father appealed. Continue reading People in Interest of M.D., November 20, 2018 (Supreme Court of South Dakota)
Synopsis provided by Westlaw: Foster and adoptive parents and states of Texas,Louisiana, and Indiana brought action against United States, United States Department of the Interior and its Secretary, Bureau of Continue reading Brackeen v. Zinke, October 4, 2018 (United States District Court, N.D. Texas, Fort Worth Division)
A federal appeals court granted a stay requested by the four tribes on Monday to preserve the 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act. “The law is going to stay the same for Continue reading Indian Child Welfare Act Remains in Force after Appeals Court Order (Brackeen v. Zinke)