Nearly 200 pages of child welfare regulations are proposed for repeal by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, and will be replaced by less than a dozen pages Continue reading Advocates raise red flag on proposed repeal of majority of Nebraska child welfare regulations
The leaders of four American Indian tribes in North Dakota have signed a new agreement with the state over federal funding for child welfare services, including allowing tribes to license Continue reading ‘A historic leap forward’: ND tribes sign updated agreement with state over child welfare services
In the 21st century, we are still fighting to protect indigenous children whether it is north or south of the Mexican border. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to Continue reading Commentary: Appeals Court Affirms Indigenous Children Belong to a Political Class, not Racial
As president of both the Quinault Nation and the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, Fawn Sharp is a busy person. As of late, much of her time has been dedicated Continue reading Indian Country Fights to Protect Its Children and Preserve Its Sovereignty
United States: Fifth Circuit Upholds Indian Child Welfare Act As Constitutional. Akin Gump (Aug. 14, 2019) Federal District Court of Appeals Upholds Indian Child Welfare Act. Nonprofit Quarterly (Aug. 13, Continue reading Fifth Circuit Court Rules that ICWA is Constitutional (Brackeen v. Bernhardt)
Now 18, Carlisle was placed into the foster care system as an infant and adopted when she was a child, but one box checked on her foster care and adoptive Continue reading Her Native American identity was omitted from her adoption records. Now she wants it back.
During her testimony, Representative Smith described her disillusion with some social workers who only look at potential foster and adoptive parents from a European standard; in doing so, Smith stated that they Continue reading Opinion: Family Ties: A Look at Familial Connections in Adoption & Child Welfare