Last week NARF joined the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA), the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), and the Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA) in submitting written comments to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) regarding its Guidelines for state courts in Indian child custody proceedings.
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BIA’s Guidelines were first published in 1979 to provide guidance to state courts about ICWA’s important requirements. The BIA currently is receiving feedback on whether its Guidelines need to be revised.
Read more and download the text of the comment at the NARF news blog.