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Alaska SCT Holds Tribal Council Does Not Have Standing to Appeal Indian Child Custody Matter

Here is the opinion in Asa’carsarmiut Tribal Council v. Wheeler. An excerpt:

The superior court awarded Wheeler primary physical custody. Neither Wheeler nor Myre has appealed the superior court’s decision, but the tribal council appeals, arguing that the superior court lacked modification jurisdiction.

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Kansas Court of Appeals Holds Evidence of ICWA Notice May Be Filed After Parental Rights Termination Hearing

Here is the opinion in In re M.H.:

In re MH

An excerpt:

Father is correct that the Act requires that a party seeking to terminate the parental rights of a child that may be Native American must follow specific procedures for notifying the child’s potential tribe about a termination-of-parental-rights hearing.

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Scholarship on the Wisconsin Indian Child Welfare Act

Loa Porter (Department of Children and Families, State of Wisconsin), Patina Park Zink, Angela R. Gebhardt (University of Nebraska at Lincoln – Center on Children, Families, and the Law), Mark Ells (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), and Michelle I. 124 more words

Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

JM & The Coalition for the Protection of Indian Children & Families

Johnston “John” Moore has been making the rounds on some adoptee / pro-ethical adoption blogs to try and clear up his name and image, which were likely heavily tarnished after his appearance on Dr. 1,033 more words

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Split Virginia SCT Applies Best Interests of Child Analysis in ICWA Case

Here is the opinion in Dinwiddie Dept. of Social Services v. Nunnally.

The dissenters point out that 14 (now 15) state courts have addressed whether to use the best interests of the child analysis: 360 more words

Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Department of Justice holds meeting (and webcast) November 18, 2014 in DC to review and release findings & recommendations of their report on children exposed to violence.

Justice Department (DOJ); Office of Justice Programs (OJP); Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention  Meeting
(Webcast of meeting also available.)

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