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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.
With Supporters from Indian Country Looking on, Minnesota Lawmakers Vote to Protect Indigenous Families
Minnesota's state Legislature has approved a bill that affirms the “inherent authority” of tribes to handle Indian child custody proceedings.
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.
Utah ICWA Bill Held in Committee, But Could be Revisited Later in Session
A Utah bill to create a state version of the Indian Child Welfare Act has been held in the House Judiciary Committee, but may be revisited.
Top Stories of 2022: The Past and Present of Indigenous Child Welfare
This year, The Imprint reported on developments specific to Indigenous child welfare, including a challenge at the Supreme Court of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
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.
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.
Arizona Tribe Cements Relationship with State On Indian Child Welfare Custody Cases
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe recently codified an agreement with the state of Arizona to preserve protections of the Indian Child Welfare Act, which could be overturned this fall.