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Child Welfare Myths: Indian Child Welfare Act Protects Indian Children

Fourteen-year-old Veronica Spears, her twelve-year-old sister Hayley and their fifteen-year-old brother have been living with their foster parents Tim and Anne Dorn for nine years. Valerie and Haylie… 1,110 more words

Child Welfare

New Mexico's Children's Law Institute Conference Call for Presentations

2019 Call for Workshop Proposals

I was just asked to speak at this event, and they also forwarded the call for presentations. So submit something, and we can hang out while we educate! 91 more words


More Comments Needed! Now on Title IV-E/Families First Developments

Here. DUE JULY 22.

This one is arguably a little more complicated than usual, but also not inherently nefarious. Here’s a very quick overview (with thanks to Jack Trope for his recent presentation up at Grand Traverse Band for all the info). 313 more words

Author: Kate E. Fort

Judge Byrne's Essay on Family Separation in Time


Judge Byrne has been a leader at NCJFCJ, an ally to tribal judges through NAICJA, and a strong proponent and supporter of ICWA. She’s also a state court judge in Texas.

Author: Kate E. Fort

2018 ICWA Agents for Notice Includes Incorrect Contact Information

ETA: This is NOT limited to California

I have received word that some information in the 2018 Fed Reg ICWA Agents for Notice publication is completely (and wildly) incorrect, even though the information in… 106 more words

Author: Kate E. Fort

2018 Designated Agents for ICWA Service


Apparently last year I threatened some of you with embarrassment if you didn’t use these, which I’m not doing this year (but seriously, use these. 13 more words

Author: Kate E. Fort