Category Archives: ICWA

Intercept Article on ICWA and the Brackeen Case

Here “Babies don’t get born and run down to the citizenship office and file a petition,” said Matthew Fletcher, director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University. When his own child was born, he and his … Continue reading

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AFCARS Comments Due June 18

Here are the previous posts on the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System. These comments are to tell the federal government (AGAIN) to start collecting basic data on state ICWA cases. While we would like the original rule … Continue reading

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NYT on ICWA and the Brackeen Case

Here

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Transfer to Tribal Court Case from Colorado [ICWA]

Here is a case that continues to demonstrate the importance of ensuring a state ICWA law allows transfer of cases post-termination. Navajo Nation intervened and appealed the decision to deny transfer (and to move the children back to the former, … Continue reading

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Active Efforts and Transfer to Tribal Court Case out of Maine [ICWA]

Here. This is a difficult case, but the opinion does a nice job of outlining how a state and Tribe can work together in a state court ICWA case to provide active efforts when reunification with the father would be … Continue reading

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American Indian Children and the Law: Cases and Materials out this Summer

The casebook that had to be rewritten twice in the past four years is finally being published. It should be available in a few weeks, along with a teacher’s manual. If you are interested in a review copy, let me … Continue reading

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2018 Annual ICWA Case Law Update

Here you go!

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SCOTUS Denies Cert in Four Indian Law Matters (Miccosukee + Jim, ICWA, and Comanche)

Here is Tuesday’s order list. The materials in the Miccosukee petitions are here. The page on the ICWA case is here. The Comanche materials are here.

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Supreme Court Denies Cert in Carter v. Washburn (Sweeney) [ICWA Class Action]

Here is the order. Here is the case page. This should be the end of this litigation (the original 2015 “Goldwater case”), as the Ninth Circuit vacated and remanded the case below to have it dismissed as moot.

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Profile on ICWA from The Progressive

Here.

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