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The Indian Child Welfare Act at 40

On this date in 1978, President Carter signed the Indian Child Welfare Act into law.

Senator Abourezk introduced the bill to the Senate on April 1, 1977, and the Senate voted on it on November 4, 1977. 304 more words

Author: Kate E. Fort

Texas v. Zinke Update: Stay Denied; Navajo Nation Files Motion to Intervene

In Texas v. Zinke, the ICWA case in the northern district of Texas, the district court judge denied the four intervening defendant tribes’ motion to stay the decision. 47 more words


Comments Needed for Pro Hac Vice Rule Change in Wisconsin (ICWA)

Rule here.

Letter regarding the rule: 18-04-Ltr to Interested Persons.

Comments due by November 29.

Any comment to the rule petition should be filed by November 29, 2018, with the Clerk of Supreme Court, Attention: Deputy Clerk-Rules, P.O. 34 more words


Nebraska Supreme Court ICWA Decision: Active Efforts

In re Micah H.

This case discusses how private parties (grandparents) can provide active efforts in a guardianship situation. This further develops this state case law in this area, most recently addressed in… 230 more words

Author: Kate E. Fort

Eighth Circuit Asks Defendants for Response to En Banc Petition

Here is the order:

JUDGE ORDER:A petition for rehearing has been filed by the appellees in the above cases. The court requests a response to the petition. 42 more words

Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

NCJFCJ Statement Supporting ICWA

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, one of the oldest and largest judicial membership organizations in the country serving an estimated 30,000 professionals in the juvenile and family justice system has released a statement supporting ICWA. 152 more words