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
Northeastern State University is one of 11 universities nationwide to receive five-year funding of $735,000 through the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute, a service of the U.S. Children’s Bureau, a Continue reading NSU gets $735,000 from National Child Welfare Workforce Institute