Tag Archives: NICWA

Unpublished Nebraska Court of Appeals Case on Active Efforts (ICWA).

Here. We rarely post unpublished ICWA cases because otherwise that’s all we would do. However, in this case involving an analysis of active efforts, the court found that: Efforts made in this case included facilitating supervised visits, providing family support … Continue reading

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Nebraska Supreme Court ICWA Decision: Active Efforts

In re Micah H. This case discusses how private parties (grandparents) can provide active efforts in a guardianship situation. This further develops this state case law in this area, most recently addressed in In re Micah H. (Neb. 2016), In … Continue reading

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NICWA Launches Heart of ICWA Video Series

Press Release. The first video is here, and features Quinault President Fawn Sharp and her family. Deepest thanks to her for being a leader unafraid to share her story to help Native families.

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NICWA & NARF’s Summary of the ICWA Regs

Here.

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Indian Country Statements and Some Law Regarding the California ICWA Case

NICWA’s statement. Choctaw Nation’s statement. NCAI’s statement. California Children’s Law Center statement. NAJA’s statement. We will continue to add statements from other groups as we receive them. And, because it’s what we do, we’ve created a page with all of … Continue reading

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DOJ Motion to Dismiss and Supporting Amicus Briefs in Goldwater (ICWA) Litigation

Motion to Dismiss here. Footnote 8: Plaintiffs do not seek the type of relief – increased funding or systemic changes in the quality of child-welfare services provided by state agencies – that the Ninth Circuit found unworthy of Younger abstention … Continue reading

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Government Affairs Attorney Position at NICWA

Here. The government affairs staff attorney of the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) is responsible for assisting American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, children, and families in their efforts to improve public policy at all levels to support effective services for … Continue reading

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Additional Findings from NNI/NICWA on Tribal Child Welfare Codes

Here. Researchers reviewed 107 publicly available, tribal child welfare codes for U.S.-based tribes with populations ranging from 50 to 18,000 citizens. Researchers sought out the most up-to-date tribal child welfare codes available for each tribe, reporting that approximately 45% of … Continue reading

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DOJ Motion for Summary Judgment and National Orgs Amicus Brief Filed in Guidelines Litigation

Latest filings in Nat’l Council for Adoption v. Jewell: DOJ Memorandum for Summary Judgment A favorite footnote (5 is good too): 10 Finally, BAF does not elaborate as to why placement with an Indian child’s family or tribe could not … Continue reading

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Repost: National ICWA Attorney Survey

Posting this one more time because it worked smashingly for a tribe yesterday. Fill it out! Forward it on! In an attempt to better protect ICWA, tribes, and AI/AN families, NICWA and the ILPC have put together a short survey … Continue reading

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