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
Title: Escaping the ICWA penalty box: In defense of equal protection for Indian children. Author: Sandefur, Timothy Source: 37 Child. Legal Rts. J. 1 (2017)
Title: The waning of the Indian Child Welfare Act: How mediation may help save the act and preserve its original intent. Author: Wade, Alice Source: 18 Cardozo J. Conflict Resol. Continue reading Article: The waning of the Indian Child Welfare Act
Cloaking its efforts in the language of civil rights, Goldwater has launched a coordinated attack against ICWA alongside evangelical and anti-Indian-sovereignty groups, adoption advocates, and conservative organizations like the Cato Continue reading A Right-Wing Think Tank Is Trying to Bring Down the Indian Child Welfare Act. Why?
A coalition of California tribal governments, including two from the North Coast, say the state has taken a ‘monumental’ step toward addressing systematic failures to protect tribal civil rights in Continue reading California Attorney General: Compliance with Tribal Child Custody Law a ‘Priority’
The Capacity Building Center of Tribes has just published a new 8 page ICWA Guide for Tribal Governments and Leaders. Read the announcement here. Download the guide.
Title: Implementing and defending the Indian Child Welfare Act through revised state requirements. Author: Turner, Caroline M. Source: 49 Colum. J.L. & Soc. Probs. 501-549 (2016).