Indian Child Welfare Act

ICWA Faces Another Constitutional Challenge in Minnesota


Indian Child Welfare Act Faces Another Constitutional Challenge in Minnesota

A case before the Minnesota Court of Appeals revives a challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act, as well as a local version of the law. 

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Biden Proposes New Federal Data on ICWA Compliance 

The Biden administration has proposed new data requirements on state compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act


Top Stories of 2023: Indigenous Rights Upheld

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

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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. 


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.


Why I’m Fighting for the Indian Child Welfare Act

Raising my granddaughter was a gift only made possible by the Indian Child Welfare Act, a law that's at risk of being overturned by the Supreme Court this year.


    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.

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    North Dakota Introduces State ICWA Bill

    North Dakota is the latest in a list of states considering legislation to create a state version of the federal Indian Child Welfare Act. 

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    ICWA Applies in Private Family Custody Arrangements, Montana Supreme Court Rules

    Montana' Supreme Court has ruled that ICWA applies to private-party custody arrangements, overturning previous Montana case law.