Despite a federal appeals court vacating a previous local ruling ordering Pennington County to change the way it runs its initial hearings for Native American child removal cases, the county Continue reading Pennington County to stick with current ICWA hearing procedures
Title: Tensions underlying the Indian Child Welfare Act: Tribal jurisdiction over traditional state court family law matters. Author: MacLachlan, Elizabeth Source: 2018 B.Y.U. L. Rev. 455 (2018)
Treppa: Why the ICWA is critical to the health of native children and tribal communities SHERRY TREPPA POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, 24 OCTOBER 2018 A Texas judge’s recent decision to strike Continue reading Responses to ICWA Court Ruling
A federal appeals court has delivered a major blow to tribes and parents who have been seeking stronger enforcement of the Indian Child Welfare Act in South Dakota.The Oglala Sioux Tribe, the Rosebud Sioux Continue reading Court Strikes Down Landmark Indian Child Welfare Act Ruling
The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Paul has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that South Dakota officials violated the Indian Child Welfare Act. Read the story at the http://listen.sdpb.org/post/aclu-will-ask-eighth-circuit-reconsider-opinion-icwa-due-process.
In 2016, the Obama administration finalized AFCARS rules that would for the first time require states to track information related to, among other subjects, the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), the disruption Continue reading Trump Administration Delays New Child Welfare Data Rules Until 2020, But Plans Changes to Obama Plan
See the following stories: Judge upholds Indian Child Welfare Act (Arizona Daily Sun) 8/7/18,Court rejects challenge to Native American law on adoptions (Arizona Republic) 8/7/18, and Appeals court won’t rule Continue reading Court dismisses challenge to Indian Child Welfare Act [Carter v. Tahsuda]