Background: Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl is a case in which the South Carolina Supreme Court held that a Native American (Indian) child could not be adopted by non-Indian parents Continue reading NARF, NCAI, and NICWA coordinate filing of amicus (friends of the court) briefs in “Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl”
The Tribal Supreme Court Project (a project of the Native American Rights Fund in partnership with the National Congress of American Indians) is providing copies of court documents for the Continue reading Court Documents for “Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl” (12-399)
On April 25, 2013 (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Central), the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas will hold its Third Judicial Symposium at the tribe’s Special Events Center on the Alabama-Coushatta Continue reading April 25, 2013: Strengthening and Healing Our Children, Families and Community through Tribal-State Collaboration
Daryle Conquering Bear Crow (Oglala Sioux Tribe), Foster Care Alumni and Consultant for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and National Resource Center for Tribes Summary: Judges, Continue reading Well-Being of Native Children and Youth in Foster Care: Leave No American Indian Child Behind!
Tribal STAR (Successful Transitions for Adult Readiness) is a program of the San Diego State University School of Social Work, Academy for Professional Excellence. It’s mission is to ensure Tribal Continue reading Program: Tribal STAR (Successful Transitions for Adult Readiness)
More than a year after a controversial National Public Radio investigation into violations of the Indian Child Welfare Act in South Dakota, an ombudsman report judging its accuracy has yet Continue reading South Dakota disputes NPR report on placement (Argus Leader)
Few decisions made by the state of South Dakota carry the emotional weight of removing a child from a home. For Native American children, whose culture is scarred by a Continue reading Tribes: S.D. fails in foster placement (Argus Leader)