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California ICWA Attorneys Pro Hac Waiver Proposal

And the biggest ICWA state joins the movement! Comments on this are due June 8, 2018. Here is the proposal to change the rules to waive associating with local counsel and remove the limit on the number of times appearing … Continue reading

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FBA Indian Law Conference ICWA Panel

Trent Crable, Kate Fort, Victoria Sweet, John Tahsuda, Bethany Berger

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25th Annual ICWA Conference (California), June 4-6

(Word is I’m speaking at this one.)

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Update in Texas v. Zinke (federal ICWA case)

Here are the updated filings in the federal ICWA case in Texas: The federal government filed a motion to dismiss, here. But THEN, Plaintiffs filed (another) amended complaint–here. It’s about 8 pages longer than the previous complaint, and adds the … Continue reading

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Colorado Court of Appeals ICWA Notice Case

Here. The 2016 Guidelines recommend that if only the tribal ancestral group is indicated, then the Department should notify each of the tribes in that ancestral group to identify whether the parent or child is a member of any such … Continue reading

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ICWA Case Out of Alaska Supreme Court

Here. Parents appeal from a superior court’s order that the Office of Children’s Services (OCS) had satisfied the Indian Child Welfare Act’s (ICWA) requirements authorizing the removal of their daughter, an Indian child, from their custody. Because the court relied … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Denies Cert in ICWA and Tribal Jurisdiction Matters

Here is today’s order list. The Court denied cert in Renteria v. Superior Court & Norton v. Ute Indian Tribe.

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Eighth Circuit Oglala Sioux ICWA Case Oral Arguments

Here. News coverage here.

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Law360 on ICWA and Recent Legal Challenges

Here. Fort says that a spate of suits involving the Goldwater Institute, while so far unsuccessful in winning a hearing by the U.S. Supreme Court, are diverting tribes’ resources into lawsuits and rehashing old arguments about the constitutionality of the … Continue reading

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Colorado Court of Appeals Case on Inquiry for ICWA

Here This is a special one:  In this case, the trial court first inquired about the applicability of ICWA at a termination hearing regarding J.A. after orally ordering termination of parental rights. For purposes of ICWA, this was the second child-custody proceeding … Continue reading

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