Maine Attorney General Backs Defense of ICWA

AUGUSTA, Maine — Attorney General Janet Mills announced Thursday that she has signed on to a case in the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the full enforcement of the 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act.

The Indian Child Welfare Act spells out federal standards meant to ensure that the rights of Native American children, their parents and their tribes are fully respected in child custody proceedings, according to a press release from Mills.

Read the entire article. See briefs filed in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl at the NARF Tribal Supreme Court Project.