Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act – Application of Read the full decision at the National Indian Law Library website.
Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tlingit & Haida) entered into a Support Services Funding Agreement with the State of Alaska’s Department of Health & Social Continue reading Tribe Signs Funding Agreement to Expand Child Welfare Services
The Miccosukee Tribe is defending its handling of a child welfare case that has drawn national attention.The tribe said a newborn was taken from her mother, a Miccosukee citizen, in order to Continue reading Miccosukee Tribe Ties Child Welfare Case to Violence Against Women
MIAMI — The Miccosukee nation insists that it acted lawfully when its tribal court issued a child-custody order, and then sent two tribal detectives to seize newborn Ingrid Johnson from Continue reading Legal experts say Miccosukee tribe overstepped authority in seizing baby from Miami hospital
A 5-year-old Native American boy at the center of controversy for more than a year will remain with his Coshocton County foster family, for now. Last week, the Ohio Court of Appeals reversed an Continue reading 5-year-old Native American Boy to Remain in Ohio for Now
Native American tribes across Michigan will soon have access to certain state child protection records for children in tribes. Read the full article at the Morning Sun website. Read related Continue reading Bill to Get CPS Records for Native American Tribal Children Signed into Law
Since the passage of ICWA in 1978, the law has been labeled the “gold standard” for child welfare laws — and not just for Indian children. Policies created under ICWA Continue reading Who Can Adopt a Native Child?