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.
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."
Read the Indian Child Welfare Act
Public Law 95-608 Nov 8, 1978 via congress.gov
Read up on the case "Brackeen v. Haaland"
Brackeen v. Haaland, No. 18-11479 (5th Cir. 2021) via law.justic.com
Listen More About the Indian Child Welfare Act
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