Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act – Notice
Read the full decision at the National Indian Law Library website.
A North Carolina state Court of Appeals has ruled that the tribe, not the state, has exclusive jurisdiction over child welfare issues arising on tribal land. In the matter of E.G.M. November 5, 2013 (North Carolina)
Read more about this case on the Turtle Talk Blog.
Angry over the way Swain County social services workers handled a child abuse case in which a 15-month old girl died, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is planning to form its own agency to protect children on a North Carolina reservation.
Read the full article at Asheville’s Citizen-Times.com.
The Guide is intended to answer questions and provide a comprehensive resource of information on the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). The online version at http://www.narf.org/icwa was created as a complement to the print version of the Guide, which was printed by the Native American Rights Fund in 2007.
While the topical sections are identical to the print version, the electronic copy has links to thousands of state and federal resources (cases, laws, etc.). In addition to the materials available in the original 360 page print edition, the online version includes more recent cases and a short list of recent ICWA news.