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Children in the Crosshairs: The Emerging Battle Over Alaska’s Native Children
Richard had made up his mind. By the time he was 16, the Yup’ik boy had been bounced around in foster care for years when he made the life-altering decision to escape...
Children in the Crosshairs: Alaska Native Grandmother Fights ICWA Ruling
Editor’s note: Jackie Shafer, Assistant Attorney General for Alaska, has contacted ICTMN with rebuttals to several points in the story and “errors and omissions” in the account...
California Appeals Court Upholds ICWA in Choctaw Foster Case
Last Friday, the Second District Court of Appeals in California unanimously ruled against a non-Native foster couple seeking to adopt the Choctaw child in their care...
UN Will Hear About Lakota Child Foster Care Crisis
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has included South Dakota’s persistent and alleged illegal seizure of Lakota children in a report it is scheduled to present to the United...
Broken: Choctaw Father in California Thwarted in Custody Battle With Foster Couple
Baby A has been adrift in foster care for years. Born in November 2009, the child’s non-Indian mother had disappeared soon after its birth...
The Battle for ICWA Goes to California With Contested Choctaw Foster Case
In a Los Angeles County courtroom this morning, the Second District of the California Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in Children and Family Services v. J. E. et al ( CFS v...
5 Sioux Tribes Applied to Fund Their Own Foster Care Programs
Lakota People's Law Project
Following a stirring speech by President Obama at the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation, the Lakota Sioux tribes took a historic step forward on Monday in their ongoing strugg...
Swept Away, Part 2: Suing South Dakota to Protect Native Children
From the beginning, he sensed that something was off...
Swept Away: South Dakota's Native Children Denied Due Process in Custody Cases
This is Part I in a series about Oglala Sioux Tribe v...
Cherokee Strengthens Child Custody Laws, Giving Preference to Biological or Tribal Family
The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council passed a resolution January 13 regarding priority placement of Cherokee children in adoptive and foster care cases...
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