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Efforts to Protect the Indian Child Welfare Act

Wayne Shammel, a consultant attorney in Oregon, comes to his current role following nearly 20 years of service as general counsel to the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe. 253 more words

Wayne Shammel

California Court of Appeals Holds ICWA Doesn't Apply Where Pala Band Member Child is Disenrolled During Adoption Proceedings

Here is the unpublished opinion in In re K.P.:

In re K.P.

An excerpt:

Michelle T., a member of the Pala Band of Mission Indians, contends that the juvenile court violated the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), title 25 United States Code section 1901 et seq.

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher


Erin Dougherty Lynch, Chrissi Nimmo, Kate Fort, Victoria Sweet

Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

State, feds defend tribal adoption law

By HOWARD FISCHER, Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX — State and federal agencies are asking a judge to throw out legal claims by several Arizonans that a 37-year old federal law harms and illegally discriminates against Native American children. 726 more words

Indian Country News

Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces a New Program to Assist Tribal Social Services Agencies in Placing Children in Safe Homes

WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced a new Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Office of Justice Services (BIA-OJS) program to assist federally recognized tribal social services agencies seeking to place children in safe homes. 467 more words

Indian Country News

Stop state based removal of American Indian children (under the Indian Child Welfare Act)

Through Educational Family Estate Apps, I offer an  important discussion about how to avoid state based removal actions under the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Indian Child Welfare Act was sold as change but in fact, it solidified the status quo. 19 more words

Monique Vondall-Rieke on the Indian Child Welfare Act


(or “More one-sided arguments that we get used to in Indian Country”)

By Monique Vondall-Rieke, J.D., 1,445 more words

Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher