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Department of the Interior Announces Final Federal Recognition Process to Acknowledge Indian Tribes

Initiative Reforms a Process Long Criticized as “Broken,” Increases Transparency in Important Review of Tribal Recognition Status

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Kevin K. 804 more words

Tribal Federal Relations

State based removal authority in the Indian Child Welfare Act can be circumvented!

…the beat goes on….It is time to empower American Indians and tribes to circumvent the Indian Child Welfare Act which allows state removal of Indian children. 46 more words

Social Justice

Constitutional Challenge to Parts of Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act

Here is the complaint in Doe v. Jesson (D. Minn.):

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An excerpt:

25. MIFPA defines an “Indian child” as “an unmarried person who is under age 18 and is: (1) a  member of an Indian tribe; or (2) eligible for membership in an Indian tribe.” Minn.

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Adoption Industry Sues to Challenge New ICWA Guidelines

Here is the complaint in National Council for Adoption v. Jewell (E.D. Va.):


Oops. Kate posted this forever ago.

Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Indianz.com Article on Judge Davis and the ICWA Lawsuit brought by OST and RST

A great article about the Judge at the center of the OST v. Van Hunnik case with links to additional articles about the case.

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Indian Child Welfare Act

Judge Involved in OST v. Van Hunnik Removed

The Presiding Judge of the 7th Judicial Circuit Judge Davis who was the named Judged in the OST v. Van Hunnik Case has been removed. Articles appeared this past week in the Rapid City Journal. 91 more words

Indian Child Welfare Act

Oklahoma Court Rejects BIA Guidelines for Indian Child Placement

Recently the BIA issued new guidelines for Courts to consider in the placement of American Indian children. These new guidelines play a role in the recent  538 more words