2023 Tribal Child Welfare (ICWA, State Child Welfare, Tribal Courts) News Stories

Native American mothers whose children have been separated from them experience a raw and ongoing grief that has no end (The Conversation) 12/1/2023

Indian Child Welfare Act grants awarded for off-reservation programs (Indianz.com) 11/30/2023

A story told in data: Overrepresentation of Indigenous children in the SD foster care system (Argus Leader) 11/17/2023

Where the money goes: Foster families get paid, relatives caring for children get nothing (Argus Leader) 11/12/2023

The challenges of enforcing ICWA [podcast] (Native America Calling) 11/1/2023

Appeals court finds parental kidnapping law does not apply to tribal nations (NBC News) 8/19/2023

Supreme Court cases may impact child welfare, water rights for Montana tribes (Flathead Beacon) 7/24/2023

"In the public interest" podcast Supreme Court miniseries: tribal rights in the 21st century (WilmerHale) 7/20/2023

Senators Ben Ray Luján, Susan Collins reintroduce legislation to protect Native American children (Los Alamos Daily Post) 7/18/2023

Wyoming’s Indian Child Welfare Act Task Force meets publicly for the first time to try and rework the state’s law (Wyoming Public Media) 7/18/2023

Tracking efforts to pass state-level ICWA laws (The Imprint) 7/10/2023

Stanford’s Greg Ablavsky on the Brackeen Indian Child Welfare Act decision (Stanford Law School Blogs) 6/30/2023

Native American tribes say Supreme Court challenge was never just about foster kids (Char-Koosta News) 6/29/2023

The Supreme Court’s ICWA ruling impacts food sovereignty: here’s why (Foodtank) 6/29/2023

South Dakota needs specific child welfare laws for Native Americans, officials say (Mitchell Republic) 6/27/2023

This Land Episode 9: Update: Supreme Court Decision (Crooked Media) 6/2023

Analyzing Justice Gorsuch's ICWA concurrence (South Dakota Public Broadcasting) 6/25/2023

Nebraska Supreme Court acknowledges state courts' obligation to follow Indian Child Welfare Act (Lincoln Journal Star) 6/24/2023

The Supreme Court upheld the Indian Child Welfare Act. The long struggle to implement the law continues. (ProPublica) 6/21/2023

The economic impact of SCOTUS upholding the Indian Child Welfare Act (Marketplace) 6/16/2023

The Supreme Court upheld ICWA. Now what? (High Country News) 6/16/2023

Supreme Court upholds Indian Child Welfare Act (SCOTUSblog) 6/15/2023

Supreme Court affirms ICWA (Indian Country Today) 6/15/2023

Supreme Court upholds Native American adoption law (New York Times) 6/15/2023

The Supreme Court leaves Indian Child Welfare Act intact (NPR) 6/15/2023

The Supreme Court just handed Native families a huge victory (Mother Jones) 6/15/2023

The Indian Child Welfare Act has been in place for nearly 45 years. Why is it being questioned now? (KOSU) 6/13/2023

Montana acts to protect Native American priority in adopting Native children (Religion News Service) 5/24/2023

Who gets to adopt Native children? (New Mexico Searchlight) 5/18/2023

Indian Child Welfare Act: South Dakota future uncertain (Dakota News Now) 5/18/2023

The implications of the case against ICWA (Code Switch) 5/17/2023

The brutal past and uncertain future of Native adoptions (New York Times) 5/16/2023

Bills would ensure guardianship cases in tribal court are eligible for state assistance (Michigan Radio) 5/14/2023

Congress considers increased funding for tribal child welfare and court systems (The Imprint) 5/12/2023

House Natural Resources Committee holds hearing on ICWA (Native News Online) 5/11/2023

While others sign off on state Indian Child Welfare Acts, Utah is waiting on SCOTUS (KUER) 5/10/2023

Tracking efforts to pass state-level ICWA laws (The Imprint) 5/10/2023

Peltola braces for Supreme Court to undermine Indian Child Welfare Act (Alaska Public Media) 5/9/2023

North Dakota governor signs law protecting tribal adoptions (Valley News Live) 5/8/2023

Oklahoma Supreme Court's opinion challenging parts of the Indian Child Welfare Act is flawed, experts say (KOSU) 5/2/2023

Oklahoma can place some tribal children in foster care without tribal sign-off, state high court rules (Tulsa World) 5/2/2023

ICWA for whom? (Montana Free Press) 4/28/2023

North Dakota passes state ICWA bill (Native News Online) 4/26/2023

Grandmother warns Supreme Court not to upend law protecting American Indian foster care (The Washington Times) 4/25/2023

Minnesota moves to protect Native children as Supreme Court decision looms (Minnesota Public Radio) 4/18/2023

States try to protect tribes' rights in child custody cases as Supreme Court weighs law (USA Today) 4/16/2023

With ICWA on chopping block, lawmakers introduce Colorado version (Law Week Colorado) 3/29/2023

Montana Indian Child Welfare Act gets a Senate hearing (Montana Free Press) 3/29/2023

Episode 30: Richard Monette and Brackeen v. Haaland (Wisconsin Law in Action) 3/2/2023

Wyoming codifies ICWA into state law. Could Montana be next? (Montana Standard) 3/15/2023

Advocates assess next steps after Native children welfare bill fails (South Dakota Public Broadcasting) 3/9/2023

Wyoming is a step closer to having its own law governing Native American adoptions (Casper Star Tribune) 3/9/2023

With Supporters from Indian Country Looking on, Minnesota Lawmakers Vote to Protect Indigenous Families (The Imprint) 3/9/2023

In memory of Sen. James Abourezk (Native News Online) 3/7/2023

Oglala Sioux Tribe condemns SB191 failure (Rapid City Journal) 3/3/2023

ICWA author Sen. James Abourezk dies at 92 (The Imprint) 3/1/2023

Gallego introduces Native American Child Protection Act (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 2/28/2023

It takes a village: SD foster program is a new model of care for Indigenous children (Argus Leader) 2/16/2023

Utah tribal leaders call it ‘injustice’ to hold up bill meant to protect Native kids (Salt Lake Tribune) 1/31/2023

North Dakota introduces state ICWA bill (Native News Online) 1/25/2023

North Dakota bill seeks to protect Native American adoption rules as court decision looms (InForum) 1/23/2023

ICWA applies in private family custody arrangements, Montana Supreme Court rules (The Imprint) 1/22/2023

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