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
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.
ICWA Author Sen. James Abourezk Dies at 92
James Abourezk, a former senator who shepherded the passage of the Indian Child Welfare Act, died last week on Feb. 24.
Minnesota Family First Plan Gets Federal Approval
Minnesota sought approval for just two of the dozens of programs for foster care prevention eligible for federal funds.
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.
An Indigenous Adoptee Reclaims Her Culture