A federal judge wants to know why some South Dakota state judges are refusing to turn over transcripts in Indian Child Welfare Act cases. As part of a lawsuit filed Continue reading Circuit Judges Accused of Ignoring Federal Judge’s Order in Suit Over Native Children Custody Hearings
Earlier this year, the Oglala and Rosebud Sioux Tribes and three Indian mothers filed a lawsuit in federal court in Rapid City on behalf of all parents of minor Indian Continue reading Dana Hanna: Courts Continue to Violate ICWA in South Dakota (Native Sun News)
The South Dakota Department of Social Services is seeking the dismissal of an Indian Child Welfare Act lawsuit filed by the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.The lawsuit Continue reading South Dakota Files Motion to Dismiss Tribes’ ICWA Lawsuit
RAPID CITY—The alleged abuses of the Indian Child Welfare Act in the Pennington County court system has been called “shocking” by two attorneys. According to Stephen Pevar, attorney for the Continue reading Native Sun News: County’s ICWA abuses called ‘shocking’
Daryle Conquering Bear Crow (Oglala Sioux Tribe), Foster Care Alumni and Consultant for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and National Resource Center for Tribes Summary: Judges, Continue reading Well-Being of Native Children and Youth in Foster Care: Leave No American Indian Child Behind!
With the backing of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Oglala and Rosebud Sioux tribes filed a federal class action today in Rapid City against at least two Department of Continue reading Tribes host press conference on alleged violations of Indian Child Welfare Act (Rapid City Journal)
Three Indian parents and two tribes in South Dakota filed a class-action lawsuit today over repeated violations of their fundamental rights during the separation process of children from their families Continue reading South Dakota Parents and Tribes Sue Over Unlawful Separation of Children From Families (ACLU)