A LAW KEY to preventing state welfare agencies from separating Indigenous children from their families is at risk of being overturned thanks to the yearslong effort of a network of Continue reading How a Right-Wing Attack on Protections for Native American Children Could Upend Indian Law
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied review of an Arizona case challenging a law that gives preference to American Indians in adoptions of Native children.The order last week leaves in Continue reading US Supreme Court Denies Review of Arizona Child Welfare Case
A federal appeals court has turned away a closely-watched conservative challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act.The Goldwater Institute sued the federal government and the state of Arizona, arguing that ICWA is racist Continue reading Appeals court won’t rule on challenge to Indian Child Welfare Act
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
Under the Indian Child Welfare Act, parental rights can only be severed if it is found beyond a reasonable doubt that the children are at severe risk of harm. Testimony Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Weigh Havasu (AZ) Lawyer’s Case