NICWA Webinar on Updated BIA Guidelines

This Friday at 10am PDT (1pm EDT). Register here. No cost.

A major development in tribal child welfare policy was announced on February 25, 2015. The Bureau of Indian Affairs announced that it had revised–effective immediately–the Guidelines for State Courts and Agencies in Indian Child Custody Proceedings for the first time since 1979. NICWA is hosting a free webinar on Friday, March 13, 2015, at 10 a.m. PDT to explain the revisions.

We encourage ICWA advocates, tribal and state child welfare workers, tribal and state attorneys, parents’ attorneys and judges to take the time to read the full updated guidelines. We also encourage discussion of these important changes to regularly scheduled meeting agendas, to hold new meetings and trainings to discuss these guidelines’ effects on their practice, and to disseminate these guidelines widely.