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Bureau of Indian Affairs Releases New ICWA Guidelines

By: Theodore J. Griswold | ted.griswold@procopio.com

For the first time since the enactment of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) 35 years ago, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has updated its guidelines for state courts and agencies in Indian child custody proceedings. 245 more words

Reported California COA Opinion Reverses Termination of Parental Rights for Violation of ICWA

Ventura County Human Services Agency initially¬†told the juvenile court¬†that ICWA doesn’t apply to Alaska Natives (or, as stated in the opinion, “Eskimo families”). 13 more words

Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Distorting the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) - Katie Jay's guest blogger, Johnston Moore

Source: http://childrendeservefamilies.com


The boys with a picture of their ancestor, Chief White Cloud.

This is a guest blog post from Johnston Moore. Johnston Moore and his wife Terri have been married 26 years and have adopted seven children from the Los Angeles County foster care system. 234 more words

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FBA Webinar TODAY: Native Service Members, Veterans, and the ICWA

Native Service Members, Veterans, and the ICWA
TODAY
1:00-2:00 p.m. EST

The recent Supreme Court decision, Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, focused on the application of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) to adoptions. 124 more words

Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Who Won American Indian Law and Policy 2014? Third Round Bracket 1 of 2

Now it’s getting tight. We’re down to the last 16.

Category 1 — Indian nations

#1 Alaska Native tribes v. #12 Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin… 283 more words

Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Who Won American Indian Law and Policy, 2014, Second Round, Bracket 2 of 4

Now we move on to the Category 2 quarterfinals.

#1 Indian Child Welfare Act v. #9 Indian country voting rights

The litigation and public policy juggernaut that is ICWA defeated federal Indian preemption(the previous generation’s juggernaut) with 64 percent of the vote. 218 more words

Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher