Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act – Application Read the full decision at the National Indian Law Library website.
Without comment, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition in S.S. v. Colorado River Indian Tribes. The action, which came in an order list on Monday morning, lets stand a Continue reading Supreme Court Won’t Take up Race-Based Challenge to Indian Child Welfare Act
Paxton filed a lawsuit Wednesday in federal district court arguing that the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), which dates back to 1978, is unconstitutional and should be struck down. The Continue reading Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Suing Indian Child Welfare Act
Alaska Governor Bill Walker used an appearance Thursday at the annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Anchorage to sign a historic compact between the State of Alaska, tribes, and Continue reading Historic Alaska Tribal Child Welfare Compact Signed
Two non-Indian parents filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop the state of Minnesota from transferring Indian child custody cases to tribes. Read the full article at Indianz.com.
Research and data from states tell us that American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) children are disproportionately represented (or overrepresented) in the child welfare system nationwide, especially in foster care. This means Continue reading 2017 Report on Disproportionality of Placements of Indian Children
Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act – Intervention Read the full decision on the National Indian Law Library website.