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In Prayer and Protest, People of Indian Country Gather Outside the Supreme Court to Defend the Indian Child Welfare Act

11/9/2022

In Prayer and Protest, People of Indian Country Gather Outside the Supreme Court to Defend the Indian Child Welfare Act

Demonstrators gathered at the Supreme Court today to voice support for the Indian Child Welfare Act as the 44-year-old law is challenged.

11/9/2022

Supreme Court Probes Constitutionality of Indian Child Welfare Act

Members of the United States Supreme Court
In an hours-long hearing today, the Supreme Court pressed attorneys about whether a 44-year-old law to shield Indigenous children and families from unjust separations goes beyond the power of Congress to regulate federally recognized tribes. 

ICWA

11/7/2022

Understanding ICWA Part 4: What’s At Stake in Brackeen v. Haaland

The number of youth in foster care is below 400,000 for the first time in nearly a decade. On this week’s podcast, we break down the new data released by the Department of Health and Human Services, Florida’s ban on trans medicine for minors, and the worsening news out of Louisiana’s juvenile justice system.

Podcast

10/31/2022

The Fate of Indian Child Welfare Before the Supreme Court: Race, Commerce and Commandeering

What you need to know to follow the arguments in next week's Supreme Court case over the fate of the Indian Child Welfare Act

10/31/2022

Understanding ICWA Part 3: Placement Preferences, with Chrissi Ross Nimmo

On this week’s podcast we discuss a landmark case out of New York over the rights of biological parents, connecting homeless children to early childhood programs, a federal end-around on monitoring unaccompanied minors, an AI Bill of Rights, and the placement preferences required by ICWA.

Podcast

10/24/2022

Understanding ICWA Part 2: Qualified Expert Witnesses, with Tara Reynon

On this week’s podcast we discuss Maine’s legislature suing its child welfare agency over fatality records, the Angola transfer begins in Louisiana, and what low-income families used the enhanced child tax credit for.

Podcast
    A Minnesota child custody case that began at the Hennepin County Juvenile Justice Center Reaches the Supreme Court

    10/20/2022

    How a Chippewa Grandmother’s Adoption Fight Ended Up in the U.S. Supreme Court

    An untold story behind the Supreme Court case challenging the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

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    10/18/2022

    Why the Supreme Court Must Uphold the Indian Child Welfare Act 

    The Supreme Court should uphold the federal law that protects the well-being of Native children by keeping them connected to their families, their tribes and their culture, the authors write.

    Tribal Leaders Vow to Protect Native Families from Separation as Indian Child Welfare Law Heads to the Supreme Court

    10/17/2022

    Tribal Leaders Vow to Protect Their Families from Separation as Indian Child Welfare Law Heads to the Supreme Court

    Tribal leaders emphasize the importance of the Indian Child Welfare Act ahead of oral arguments before the Supreme Court.