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
The Supreme Court didn’t give a reason it declined to hear the case that began in 2013, when the Oglala and Rosebud Sioux Tribes and three parents in Pennington County brought a class Continue reading US Supreme Court declines to hear Oglala, Rosebud case against South Dakota officials
In ‘Brackeen v. Bernhardt’, decided on Aug. 9, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that the Indian Child Welfare Act was constitutional. We applaud the Continue reading Protecting Native American Children
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