A 5-year-old Native American boy at the center of controversy for more than a year will remain with his Coshocton County foster family, for now. Last week, the Ohio Court of Appeals reversed an Continue reading 5-year-old Native American Boy to Remain in Ohio for Now
Native American tribes across Michigan will soon have access to certain state child protection records for children in tribes. Read the full article at the Morning Sun website. Read related Continue reading Bill to Get CPS Records for Native American Tribal Children Signed into Law
Since the passage of ICWA in 1978, the law has been labeled the “gold standard” for child welfare laws — and not just for Indian children. Policies created under ICWA Continue reading Who Can Adopt a Native Child?
Two types of challenges to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), 25 U.S.C. § 1901 et seq., now feature prominently: equal protection challenges and challenges based on the “intrafamily dispute” Continue reading New Indian Child Welfare Act Challenges On The Horizon
Without comment, the justices on Tuesday denied a petition in Renteria v. Superior Court of California, Tulare County. The move, which came in an order list, ends a lawsuit which claimed ICWA Continue reading Supreme Court Turns Away Another Conservative Attack on Indian Child Welfare Act
A lawyer representing two American Indian tribes urged a federal appeals court Tuesday to keep in place the changes a judge ordered for a South Dakota county’s system of removing Continue reading Court Hears Tribal Challenge to South Dakota Child Removals
The Department contended that mother’s signing of a written advisement of her rights, which included a question about the ICWA, served as the court’s initial inquiry. The inquiry should be Continue reading Colorado Court of Appeals: Written Advisement Form Does Not Satisfy ICWA Notice Requirements