Written Comments on BIA Proposed ICWA Regulations Due May 19

Written comments on the proposed ICWA federal rule are due by May 19. In order for this process to be effective, Tribes need to speak up as do individuals who have strong feelings about ICWA or have been impacted by ICWA compliance or lack of compliance. It matters how many written comments are received.

In order to assist, NICWA has put together several resources such as sample talking points and a sample comment letter. The NICWA resource page is available here.

Comments can be submitted via email, mail, or hand delivery.

Email: comments@bia.gov.
Include ‘‘ICWA’’ in the subject line of the message.

Mail or hand-delivery:
Ms. Elizabeth Appel, Office of Regulatory Affairs & Collaborative Action—Indian Affairs,
U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., MS 364, Washington, DC 20240

(202) 273–4680

Previous coverage here.