On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, the House of Representatives unanimously approved H.R. 4980, the “Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act.” This bipartisan, bicameral bill reflects agreements reached between House Continue reading House Passes Bill To Prevent Sex Trafficking, Strengthen Vulnerable Children and Families
Imagine entering family court and knowing that what’s at stake is the person you hold most dear – your child. Now imagine having a judge tell you that he’s removing Continue reading Why Are These Indian Children Being Torn Away From Their Homes?
The Alaska Supreme Court ruled Friday in support of an Interior tribal court in a child custody and tribal sovereignty case that was contested by Gov. Sean Parnell’s administration. The Continue reading Alaska Supreme Court sides with Interior tribe in child custody, sovereignty case
[Vice-president of the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, Lori] Moriarty spoke to a gathering of about 150 tribal officials, law enforcement officers, educators, attorneys and victims’ advocates on developing Continue reading Abuse and Neglect: The Toxic Lives of Drug Endangered Children
Alaska SCT Rules that State Courts Must Give Full Faith and Credit to Tribal Courts in ICWA Cases. Visit the Turtle Talk blog post for information about the Simmonds v. Parks Continue reading Simmonds v. Park, July 18, 2014 (Alaska)
July 9, 2014 U.S. Senators Tim Johnson (D-SD), James Inhofe (R-OK), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today introduced the Tribal Adoption Parity Act. The legislation ensures parents adopting Continue reading Legislation Introduced to Help Adoptive Parents in Indian Country Receive Adoption Tax Credit
This week 26 key decision-makers from the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe, federal and state governments, as well as local and national private organizations met to kick off a comprehensive strategy Continue reading Leaders Convene to Improve Life for Spirit Lake’s Sacred Children