The Colorado Court of Appeals issued its opinion in People in Interest of I.B.-R. on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Read the case summary at the Colorado Bar Association website.
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
Title: Are you my father? Adopting a federal standard for acknowledging or establishing paternity in state court ICWA proceedings. Author: Heiner, Kevin Source: 117 Colum. L. Rev. 2151 (2017) Contact Continue reading Article: Are you my father? Adopting a federal standard for acknowledging or establishing paternity in state court ICWA proceedings
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