Protect ALL Native Children

Protect the Indian Child Welfare Act

What is the Issue?

On November 9, 2022 the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) — a 44-year-old law that was put into place to address the systemic removal of Native children from their families, communities, and culture.


If the Supreme Court decided to dismantle ICWA, it would have devastating effects not only on Native children and communities but for Tribes’ inherent right to self-govern and determine what is best for their citizens.

What Can I Do?

There is still time to be heard!


ACTION ITEMS

1) Sign the "Protect ICWA" Petition​
2) Familiarize Yourself with the Case by Listening to "THIS LAND" Podcast Season 2
3) Research the "Indian Child Welfare Act" for More Facts
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Read More About the Indian Child Welfare Act

"The purpose of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is '...to protect the best interest of Indian Children and to promote the stability and security of Indian tribes and families by the establishment of minimum Federal standards for the removal of Indian children and placement of such children in homes which will reflect the unique values of Indian culture... '(25 U.S. C. 1902). ICWA provides guidance to States regarding the handling of child abuse and neglect and adoption cases involving Native children and sets minimum standards for the handling of these cases."

-BIA.gov

Read the Indian Child Welfare Act

Read up on the case "Brackeen v. Haaland"

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Listen More About the Indian Child Welfare Act

Listen to "THIS LAND" Season 2 podcast from Crooked Media

Watch & Listen About the Indian Child Welfare Act

Indian Child Welfare Act - Educational Resource Video
Indian Child Welfare Act - Educational Resource Video

Indian Child Welfare Act - Educational Resource Video

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The Heart of ICWA: Becky

The Heart of ICWA: Becky

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Absorb, Assimilate and Indigenous Adoption | Daughter of a Lost Bird | America ReFramed

Absorb, Assimilate and Indigenous Adoption | Daughter of a Lost Bird | America ReFramed

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