[T]wo federal lawsuits [were] filed December 18 by the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California against two Humboldt County School Districts—Eureka City and Loleta Union—that accuse school officials of Continue reading Lawsuit Against California Districts Allege Abuse of Native Students
Indian Child Welfare Act — Termination of Parental Rights —Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl 127 Harvard Law Review 368 (November 2013) In the decades leading up to 1978, large numbers Continue reading New Law Review Article on “Baby Veronica” case and the Indian Child Welfare Act
From the website: “The State of Alaska Department of Health & Social Services (DHSS), Office of Children’s Services (OCS) strongly supports the Indian Child Welfare (ICWA) and continues to build Continue reading Alaska Office of Children’s Services: Indian Child Welfare Website
I’m really pleased with what [the Center for Native American Youth has] done so far. We’ve created a start-up non-profit from scratch. In 2 ½ years, I think we’ve done Continue reading Interview: Sen. Dorgan on Native Youth, Sequestration, and the Dysfunctional Congress
From the press release: The U.S. Department of Justice announced the opening of a comprehensive grant solicitation for funding to support public safety, victim services, and crime prevention by American Continue reading The U.S. Department of Justice offers grants to fund Native American Children/Youth Programs.
For the first time in Alaska’s child welfare history, the state is entering into an agreement with a Tribal organization that supports and recognizes the ability of a Tribe to Continue reading Alaska and Tanana Chiefs Conference Sign Historic Tribal Agreement
Earlier this year, the Oglala and Rosebud Sioux Tribes and three Indian mothers filed a lawsuit in federal court in Rapid City on behalf of all parents of minor Indian Continue reading Dana Hanna: Courts Continue to Violate ICWA in South Dakota (Native Sun News)