March 29–April 1, 2020Denver, Colorado Each year, NICWA hosts the largest national gathering on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) child advocacy issues. With over 1,400 attendees—and growing every year—this Continue reading 38th Annual Protecting Our Children National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
Pima County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Quigley said having an ICWA court would allow a legal team to specialize in these cases, much like with a mental health or drug Continue reading Pima County considering new court for American Indian child welfare cases
The Yellowstone County District Court is working to improve the outcome for Native children with the Indian Child Welfare Act Court launched 18 months ago with Judge Rod Souza presiding. Continue reading Montana view: Child Welfare Act court making a difference
Native American tribes got a big win in August when a federal court upheld the Indian Child Welfare Act, a pivotal 1978 law that requires states to prioritize placing Native Continue reading Who Should Be Allowed To Adopt Native American Children?
In the 40 years since Congress enacted the Indian Child Welfare Act, the law has been criticized in legal challenges that have climbed all the way to the U.S. Supreme Continue reading Tribal families get priority in Native American adoptions. An appeals court will decide whether that’s fair.
After initially deciding the closely-watched case in favor of Indian Country, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals announced that it will hear the dispute all over again. A larger set of judges will Continue reading ‘We’re under attack’: Tribes defend Indian Child Welfare Act in critical case
Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued an order directing a challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) to be reheard en banc — before the entire Fifth Circuit. Continue reading Fifth Circuit to Rehear Indian Child Welfare Act Challenge