Recently the California Department of Justice, Bureau of Children’s Justice, established an ICWA compliance task force with a goal of examining ICWA non-compliance in California. In support of this effort tribal leaders have come together to provide information to assist the California DOJ in looking at ICWA compliance issues, including cases involving non-California tribes. This project is an opportunity for all tribes to provide feedback on these important issues.
Letter to tribal leaders from task force co-chairs.
Letter to tribal leaders from California AG.
There is both a call (details in first letter) and a survey is for any tribe with children in the California system, not just California tribes. Survey is here and is due by January 15.
Questions can be directed to Delia Parr at CILS, CALINDIAN@calindian.org