Synopsis provided by Westlaw: The Department of Human Services filed petition to terminate mother’s parental rights. The District Court, Blaine County, Mark A. Moore, J., terminated mother’s rights and denied her motion Continue reading In the Matter of J.W.E., I.W.E., and J.W.E. April 11, 2018 (Oklahoma)
On December 14th, the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) hosted its first Indian Child Welfare Task Force meeting. This gathering brought together inter-tribal and state agencies with a focus Continue reading For the Children: Oklahoma Inter-tribal Task Force Tackles Policy Solutions
In recognition of the tireless advocacy of the many child welfare workers, foster parents, volunteers and family members who care for Native children in state custody, tribal nations have been Continue reading Tribal Nations Shift ICWA Focus During National Foster Care Month
Synopsis provided by Westlaw: Prospective adoptive parents filed a petition for adoption which also sought to terminate mother and father’s parental rights and an order determining that child was eligible Continue reading In re Adoption of B.T.S. , March 7, 2016 (Oklahoma)
Wyandotte Nation hosted all nine Oklahoma Indian nations for a workshop to recruit native families to become foster families for native children. Read more at the KOAM-TV website.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Cherokee Country is a local volunteer program that recruits and trains community volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children in juvenile Continue reading CASA Sets Fall Child Advocate Training (Oklahoma)
“With the Indian Child Welfare Act, we can look at the glass as half-empty or half-full,” said Dr. Diane Hammons, assistant professor of criminal justice at NSU. “We can say Continue reading ICWA Discussed at Oklahoma Symposium Seminar