Native American


Historic ‘Healing Tour’ Launched in Oklahoma Honors Survivors of Indian Boarding Schools

At a southern Oklahoma gymnasium, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland kicked off her "Road to Healing" tour, hearing from survivors of America's Indian boarding schools.


Following Landmark Report on Indian Boarding Schools, Survivors Call on Congress for Broader Inquiry

After findings about the damage caused by government-run Indian boarding schools, former students want more investigation into the matter.


Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts

The Imprint is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program, a group of 11 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.


Unanimous Oregon House Backs Customary Tribal Adoption

The Oregon House of Representatives recently gave unanimous approval to legislation that would require state judges to accept tribal customary adoptions in cases involving Native American and Alaska Native children, ensuring that they can remain connected to their tribe.


Washington Youth Flex Lobbying Might on Rights of Native Americans, Homelessness and Foster Youth

When teens and young adults who’ve lived through homelessness and foster care gather this year to tell Washington state policymakers what their peers need most, the youth advocates will have three priorities: they want lawyers for every foster child, a task force to focus on the experience of Native Americans and better support for the newly independent.


A County-Tribal Partnership to Improve Family Experience with Courts

A Minnesota tribal community and county have announced a partnership that aims to better serve Native parents and kids in family and criminal cases through more coordinated court processing. The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and Itasca County, located in northern Minnesota, will design and pilot family-centered solutions for people in criminal or dependency court cases.

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    Truth Commission Proposed on Indian Boarding School Policy

    Under legislation introduced in Congress recently, the United States would officially own up for the first time to its attempt to eradicate Indigenous culture through its policy of forcibly separating Native children from their parents and “civilizing” them in Christian boarding schools. 


    A Plan To Train Child Welfare Workers on American Indian Rights

    A traditional American Indian dancer. Photo courtesy of iStock.
    Less than 2% of Minnesota’s population is Native American, according to Census data. But the most recent federal child welfare data shows more than one-third of children in the state’s foster care system were identified as being at least part American Indian in 2019.

    Supreme Court Set to Decide Whether to Take Up Indian Child Welfare Case


    Indian Child Welfare Act is Leading the Way on Child Welfare Practice

    Child welfare is a complicated and varied system. Most people, who have not worked in the field of child protection, foster care and adoption — the child welfare system — are not familiar with the many services and practices involved.