SD Supreme Court: State Circuit Judge Didn’t Violate Federal Indian Child Welfare Act

A state circuit judge didn’t violate the federal Indian Child Welfare Act when she terminated a father’s right to his four-year-old son, the South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled. Read Continue reading SD Supreme Court: State Circuit Judge Didn’t Violate Federal Indian Child Welfare Act

Court Strikes Down Landmark Indian Child Welfare Act Ruling

A federal appeals court has delivered a major blow to tribes and parents who have been seeking stronger enforcement of the Indian Child Welfare Act in South Dakota.The Oglala Sioux Tribe, the Rosebud Sioux Continue reading Court Strikes Down Landmark Indian Child Welfare Act Ruling

South Dakota’s Federal ICWA Ruling Heads To 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

The Indian Child Welfare Act lawsuit filed in Rapid City’s federal court almost five years ago is going to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. A three-judge panel is hearing Continue reading South Dakota’s Federal ICWA Ruling Heads To 8th Circuit Court of Appeals