Reconnection and Reconciliation, Seeking a Way Back

In part two of the series Born of History: A Tulalip Youth’s Journey to Indigenize Child Welfare, Andres “Dre” Thornock leaves tribal land.


Born of History

Part one in the three-part series Born of History, about one youth’s journey through a tribal foster care system and into a life of advocacy. 


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


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.


Supreme Court Stunner: The Indian Child Welfare Act Stands

Last week, in a surprising 7-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court fully upheld the Indian Child Welfare Act in Brackeen v. Haaland. We break down the full opinion of the court and their various reasons for siding in support of the 1978 law that was passed at a time when nearly a third of indigenous children were separated from their family. 



    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.


    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.