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]
When social workers take a Crow, Northern Cheyenne, Assiniboine or Sioux child from their parents in Yellowstone County, 75 percent go to live somewhere with a Native connection — mostly to Continue reading 1 year into Native foster care court, most kids taken from unsafe homes are placed in tribe-approved homes
A Grand Traverse Band Tribal Court judge soon will decide whether three children who have lived with their Traverse City foster parents since 2009 will stay with them or will Continue reading Foster Children Face Uncertain Future (Grand Traverse Band)
A Federal Register Notice by the Indian Affairs Bureau made on 6/04/18. The regulations implementing the Indian Child Welfare Act provide that Indian tribes may designate an agent other than Continue reading Revised Indian Child Welfare Act; Designated Tribal Agents for Service of Notice
A Glendive woman is suing the Bureau of Indian Affairs for $1 million over a 2015 child custody dispute that pitted state and tribal courts against each other. Patsy Fercho, Continue reading Glendive Woman Sues Over Child Custody Dispute That Put Tribal, Minnesota Courts at Odds
The Colorado Court of Appeals issued its opinion in People in Interest of I.B.-R. on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Read the case summary at the Colorado Bar Association website.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a bipartisan coalition of Attorneys General, filed an amicus brief late last week in Brakeen et. al. v. Zinke to defend the federal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). Continue reading Attorney General Becerra Leads Bipartisan Coalition of Attorneys General to Protect Native American Children