Taryn M. v. Department of Family & Community Services, Office of Children’s Services, May 16, 2023 (Supreme Court of Alaska.)
Read the full decision at the National Indian Law Library website.
“Without a doubt our people, especially our youth, are the tribe’s most valuable asset,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker. “This new Cherokee Nation law will give our tribal sovereign government and our hard-working ICWA staff an additional tool to protect our people and ensure Cherokee children have the opportunity to live in a loving and nurturing home that is culturally appropriate.”
Read more at the Indian Country Today Media Network website.
On February 15, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Oklahoma ruled on the Indian Child Welfare Act’s preference for adoptive placement provision. See In re D.L. and K.L.