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Indian Child Welfare Act

New Mexico Could Enact Indian Families Protection Act

3/1/2022

New Mexico Could Enact Indian Families Protection Act

While the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case on the constitutionality of the federal Indian Child Welfare Act, New Mexico has a similar bill on the governor's desk.

Supreme Court Will Hear Indian Child Welfare Act Case

2/28/2022

Supreme Court Will Hear Indian Child Welfare Act Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case on the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

1/25/2022

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. 

New Mexico Could Enact Indian Families Protection Act

12/30/2021

Top Stories of 2021: The Future of Tribal Child Welfare

This year, it became likely that the Supreme Court will hear Brackeen v. Halaand, a case that puts tribal sovereignty and the Indian Child Welfare Act on the line.

New Mexico Could Enact Indian Families Protection Act

11/8/2021

Led by California Attorney General, 25 States Urge Supreme Court to Validate Indian Child Welfare Act

Last month, 25 states urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act, which was signed into law 43 years ago this week.

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9/8/2021

Both Sides Ask Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Indian Child Welfare Act

Parties on both sides of a case over the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act have asked the Supreme Court to step in and decide.

Minnesota Legislature Again Fails to Pass Bill Defending Black Families

8/23/2021

Minnesota Legislature Again Fails to Pass Bill Defending Black Families

A bill defending Black families against racist practices in the child welfare system has failed to pass for a third time in the Minnesota Legislature.

7/21/2021

A Village Apart: Lummi Nation Creates a Unique Community to Support Families

Sche'lang’en Village, which opened in 2017, is a housing development that preserves Native American families by providing support and opportunities for transformational life changes.

Both branches of the Oregon state legislature have voted to codify provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act into state law.

6/11/2021

Oregon House Sends Measure Recognizing Tribal Adoptions to Governor

Oregon lawmakers have voted to codify provisions of the federal Indian Child Welfare Act into state law and sent the bill to the desk of Democratic Gov. Kate Brown.