Seneca Nation Elder Reflects on a 51-year Child Welfare Career 

The Imprint interviews Terry Cross, 71, founding executive director of the National Indian Child Welfare Association.


Top Stories of 2023: Indigenous Rights Upheld

A selection of The Imprint’s most impactful stories from the past year


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.

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Feds Seek Tribal Input on Strengthening ICWA


Feds Seek Tribal Input on Strengthening ICWA

The Biden Administration is seeking input from tribal leaders on how the federal government can support Indian Child Welfare Act protections.

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Feds Seek Tribal Input on Strengthening ICWA


Tracking Efforts to Pass State-Level ICWA Laws 

States are codifying their own versions of ICWA laws as the Brackeen v. Haaland case comes closer to a Supreme Court decision. 


‘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.


    Fighting to Remain Part of Their World: SCOTUS Decides the Fate of Indigenous Foster Children

    Abena Hutchful writes that for Indigenous children, access to their own culture's stories may hinge on the Supreme Court's ICWA decision.


    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.