Legislative History of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (NARF)

Native American Rights Fund logoThe Native American Rights Fund (NARF) provides a full legislative history for the Indian Child Welfare Act that includes links to the full text of original bills and enacting laws as well as related hearing, reports and debates.  In addition, the page links to more recent reports, such as Indian Child Welfare Act Amendments of 1996 and Child Custody Proceedings Under the Indian Child Welfare Act: An Overview.

Find the online legislative history and related materials at http://www.narf.org/icwa/federal/lh.htm.

NARF also makes available an ICWA legislative history (with the full text of House Report No. 95-1386) in a print-friendly PDF format as an appendix to A Practical Guide to the Indian Child Welfare Act.  Download at http://www.narf.org/icwa/print/app1.pdf.