Report Documents the Critical Elements of Protecting Alaska Native Children — Connections to Culture and the Environment
New research highlights an issue vital to the well-being of Indigenous children and families: their stewardship of the natural environment.
Supreme Court Upheld ICWA, But Challenges Could Loom in State Courts
Although the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 to uphold the Indian Child Welfare Act, state courts have still fielded challenges to the law.
Indigenous Human Remains, Mostly Boarding School Children, Reported In 3 States This Week
Indigenous communities in three states are mourning the discovery of human remains this week, many of them children at boarding schools.
‘A Place of Calm:’ Indian Child Welfare Expert Unpacks the Historic Brackeen v. Haaland Decision
The Imprint's Q+A with Shannon Smith of the ICWA Law Center on the implications of the Supreme Court's important ruling.
Indian Child Welfare Act Stands, Native Families Empowered
The federal law designed to maintain bonds between Native children and their families and tribes has been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
New Archive Sheds Light on Indian Boarding Schools Run by the Catholic Church
A long-awaited online archive, put together by Native researchers, may help boarding school survivors find answers.
Protecting Children and Healing Families, One Native Auntie at a Time
The My Two Aunties program helps keep Native children out of foster care and ensure families remain safe and intact.
Congress Considers Increased Funding for Tribal Child Welfare and Court Systems
A bipartisan bill would increase funds for tribal courts and child welfare systems and ease administrative burdens to access family resources.
Northern California County’s Child Welfare System Again Called out by Civil Grand Jury
A civil grand jury found that Humboldt County's child welfare system creates “an unnecessary amount of stress” families
Indigenous Parents’ Vision for Baby Boards in Iowa Foster Homes
Jess Ahūgišįnįwįga Lopez-Walker not only makes traditional baby boards, she's pushing for their acceptance in the foster care system.
Northern California Tribe Alleges California Unfairly Denied Extended Foster Care Benefits to its Youth
A new lawsuit accuses a Northern California county of unfairly denying Native American youth access to extended foster care benefits.
Indian Child Welfare Act Think Tank to Strategize Legal Protections for Tribal Sovereignty
A new think tank has formed to protect tribal sovereignty in light of a looming Supreme Court ruling affecting Indigenous children.
An Indigenous Adoptee Reclaims Her Culture
Texas Governor Announces New Leadership for Family and Protective Services
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott yesterday announced the newest appointments to leadership in the state's Department of Family and Protective Services.
Research Shows Tribal Universities Twice As Likely To Provide Child Care on Campus
New research shows that tribal colleges and universities are far more likely than mainstream schools to support students with on-site child care.
Child Welfare Advocates Say New Mexico Falling Short on Court-ordered Reforms
A report on the progress New Mexico has made on fulfilling commitments to better care for foster youth has found the state falling short.
In Prayer and Protest, People of Indian Country Gather Outside the Supreme Court to Defend the Indian Child Welfare Act
Demonstrators gathered at the Supreme Court today to voice support for the Indian Child Welfare Act as the 44-year-old law is challenged.
The Fate of Indian Child Welfare Before the Supreme Court: Race, Commerce and Commandeering
What you need to know to follow the arguments in next week's Supreme Court case over the fate of the Indian Child Welfare Act
How a Chippewa Grandmother’s Adoption Fight Ended Up in the U.S. Supreme Court
An untold story behind the Supreme Court case challenging the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Tribal Leaders Vow to Protect Their Families from Separation as Indian Child Welfare Law Heads to the Supreme Court
Tribal leaders emphasize the importance of the Indian Child Welfare Act ahead of oral arguments before the Supreme Court.
First-of-its-kind Survey Examines Trauma and Healing Among Indigenous Survivors of Family Separation
Researchers in Minnesota are collaborating on a survey of Indigenous survivors of family separation to document the abuse and participants' ways of coping.
Alaska State Law Codifies Child Welfare Protections for Indigenous Families
A new state law that took effect August 5 in Alaska aims to “address and improve deep structural inequities” in the state’s child welfare system — protecting residents should broader federal protections be overturned by a pending Supreme Court case.
Supreme Court Set to Consider Fate Of Indian Child Welfare Act in November
The Supreme Court will begin to hear oral arguments in a case that challenges the federal Indian Child Welfare Act in November.
New Homes in Southern California Will Keep Siblings in Foster Care Together
The city of Palmdale, California is moving forward on a housing project that keeps siblings in foster care housed together.
Historic ‘Healing Tour’ Launched in Oklahoma Honors Survivors of Indian Boarding Schools
At a southern Oklahoma gymnasium, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland kicked off her "Road to Healing" tour, hearing from survivors of America's Indian boarding schools.
Legislation Enacting Boarding Schools Truth and Healing Commission Advances
A bill that would establish a formal Truth and Healing Commission for Indian boarding school survivors was given preliminary approval by a House committee last week.
With ICWA Under Threat, More States Shore Up Laws to Protect Native Families from Foster Care Separation
With the Indian Child Welfare Act facing a Supreme Court challenge, states have enacted their own versions to protect Indigenous families from separation.
Will Supreme Court Hear Challenge to Bedrock Law on Native American Families?
As the Canadian government pays out billions of dollars in reparations to Indigenous families torn apart by foster care, a case up for consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court threatens to strip legal protections from U.S.-born Native American children, families and tribal communities.
Haaland’s Bold Initiative to Revisit the Tortuous Past of U.S. Boarding Schools for Native Americans, and Alumni Reflections
In June, Interior Department Secretary Deb Haaland ordered a long-overdue investigation into the thousands of Indigenous children the U.S. government sent to boarding schools over the course of a century.