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Fletcher Paper on States and American Indian Citizenship Rights (+ ICWA)

Here is “States and Their American Indian Citizens,” recently published in the American Indian Law Review. An excerpt: This article is intended to provide a theoretical framework for tribal advocates seeking to approach state and local governments to discuss cooperation … Continue reading

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Press Release and Coverage Regarding Texas v. Zinke (ICWA Challenge)

California Tribal Families Coalition, News Release Tribal Coalition Urges Attorneys General to Protect Tribal Children A coalition of California tribes and leaders today urged state attorneys general across 18 states and U.S. territories to stand with tribes in support of the … Continue reading

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ICWA Expert Witness Case out of Colorado

Opinion here. The Colorado Court disagrees with holdings in Montana and Michigan on the same issue–what does a qualified expert witness have to say for it to count under 25 U.S.C. 1912(f). Congress’s primary reason for requiring qualified expert testimony … Continue reading

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NCJFCJ ICWA Bench BOOK is Now Available!

Last published in 2003 as bench cards, NCJFCJ has issued a new and improved ICWA bench book for judges. There are a few of you who have been asking me about these weekly–here they are! Press release here NCJFCJ_ICWA_Judicial_Benchbook_Final_Web New! … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Declines to Take S.S. v. CRIT (ICWA case)

Here is the order. Here are the documents. Remember, now in your ICWA briefs you can add that cert. denied signal if you like.

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Texas and Prospective Adoptive Parents File Constitutional Challenge to ICWA and Regulations

Complaint here (northern district of Texas). Additional documents will be posted here. Plaintiffs thus bring this action for declaratory and injunctive relief and pray that this court: (1) vacate and set aside the Final Rule; (2) declare that Sections 1901–1923 … Continue reading

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Texas ICWA and Regulations Challenge

17-CV-00868 N.D. Tex. 1 Complaint

ICWA Inquiry Case out of Colorado Court of Appeals

Here. To decide if the trial court complied with ICWA, we must answer a question that has yet to be decided in Colorado: When a trial court inquires at an initial temporary custody hearing at the commencement of the dependency … Continue reading

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ICWA Article in NALS by Elise McGowan, ILPC Alum

Here.

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Cert Stage Filings In S.S. v. CRIT (ICWA Case)

This is the cert petition from the Arizona Court of Appeals decision applying ICWA to step-parent or third party adoptions, where Dad attempted to terminate Mom’s rights so Step-Mom could adopt children. Cert petition filed by the Goldwater Institute purportedly … Continue reading

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