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Minneapolis Lawyers Rely on ‘Gold Standard’ Law to Keep Native American Families Together
To examine the Indian Child Welfare Act and its impact, The Imprint reviewed summaries of 40 cases handled last fall by a leading nonprofit law firm in Minnesota, where Native American children are removed from their parents at a rate unseen elsewhere in the country. The review revealed that the federal law has a clear benefit for the children it is designed to protect — and without it, those rights would be greatly diminished.
Concerns Over Equity as Minnesota Crafts Foster Care Prevention Plan
Federal Court Ruling on Indian Child Welfare Act Goes in Several Directions
New Mexico House Passes State Indian Child Welfare Act
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.
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
Nonprofit Partners with Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe to Establish Village for Children in Foster Care
Soon central South Dakota’s wind-swept prairies will be home to a new village — one that aims to create a community on the Cheyenne River Reservation for children who would otherwise be sent off the reservation to far-flung foster homes.
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.