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Update: NICWA Deputy Director Application Deadline Extended until June 25

NICWA has extended the deadline for applications for its Deputy Director position until June 25, 2018. Please visit their website for more information.

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2018 ICWA Agents for Notice Includes Incorrect Contact Information

ETA: This is NOT limited to California I have received word that some information in the 2018 Fed Reg ICWA Agents for Notice publication is completely (and wildly) incorrect, even though the information in 2017 was correct (and hadn’t changed): “It … Continue reading

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2018 Designated Agents for ICWA Service

Here! Apparently last year I threatened some of you with embarrassment if you didn’t use these, which I’m not doing this year (but seriously, use these. Do not send notice to the tribal newspaper [yes, that has happened]).  

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Washington State Adopts ICWA Pro Hac Rule!

Order here. Effective September 1! ICWA Pro Hac page here.

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ICWA QEW Opinion in the Minnesota Supreme Court

Opinion The question of what Qualified Expert Testimony (QEW) actually is under ICWA comes up all the time. The Minnesota Supreme Court did a pretty deep dive into what it means in terms of termination of parental rights, and concludes, Read straightforwardly, … Continue reading

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ICWA Notice Decision in the Colorado Court of Appeals

Opinion here This is a fairly standard notice decision, but the instructions on remand are the kind that more courts of appeals need to provide in ICWA cases. As they are nearly four full pages long, I’m not quoting them … Continue reading

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Student Note on ICWA as a Political Classification Statute

Allison Krause Elder has published “Indian” as a Political Classification: Reading the Tribe Back into the Indian Child Welfare Act in the Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy. Here is the abstract: In the summer of 2018, the Ninth Circuit will consider … Continue reading

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2017 ICWA Case Law Update and Commentary

Addie Smith and I put this together: Indian Child Welfare Act Annual Case Law Update and Commentary This article provides a comprehensive catalog of published ICWA jurisprudence from across all fifty states in 2017. Designed as a quick reference for … Continue reading

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Montana Supreme Court ICWA Case on Termination Standards

Here Appellant M.D. (Father) challenges the Thirteenth Judicial District Court’s decision to terminate his parental rights to his minor child, A.L.D. Father contends that the State of Montana’s Department of Public Health and Human Services (Department) did not provide the … Continue reading

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Two Published Colorado Court of Appeals ICWA Cases

In this opinion, the Court held ICWA applies to any proceeding that may lead to a foster care placement–even if the child is placed with a parent. These are important cases because the state can have jurisdiction over a family … Continue reading

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