The regulations implementing the Indian Child Welfare Act provide that Indian tribes may designate an agent other than the tribal chairman for service of notice of proceedings under the Act. Continue reading Revised Indian Child Welfare Act; Designated Tribal Agents for Service of Notice May 9, 2019.
California lawmakers are considering a proposal to make it easier for Native American tribes to make their arguments in child custody cases.Technically, the proposed legislation, AB 686, would let lawyers Continue reading Proposed Law Would Make it Easier for Native Americans to Argue their Side in Child Custody Cases
Colorado is out of compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act, which requires courts make an effort to place Native American children in state custody with tribal or Native homes. Continue reading Colorado is Out of Compliance with Indian Child Welfare Act
February 5, 2019Yesterday, Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes met with the leadership of the Navajo Nation, reported on the proceedings of the ICWA lawsuit, and signed an Inter-Governmental Agreement (between Continue reading Utah Signs Inter-Governmental Agreement to Support Navajo Families
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, John Hoeven, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Tom Udall and Jerry Moran reintroduced the Continue reading Tribal Adoption Parity Act Reintroduced
In 2016, the Obama administration finalized AFCARS rules that would for the first time require states to track information related to, among other subjects, the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), the disruption Continue reading Trump Administration Delays New Child Welfare Data Rules Until 2020, But Plans Changes to Obama Plan
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