Category Archives: Author: Kate E. Fort
Article here. Anastasia Qupee, grand chief of the Innu Nation, said it has been “a long road” pressuring government to listen to concerns that children sent away from Labrador find it hard to reintegrate. “It’s a start for government to … Continue reading →
Here. This case has a lot of problems, but the biggest one is the lack of a qualified expert witness at the adjudication phase. The court describes child welfare proceedings as falling into two phases: Proceedings that end in termination … Continue reading →
Here. This case delves deeply into the qualifications of a qualified expert witness under the 2015 BIA Guidelines. Those requirements were pretty specific, and as the court points out, prioritized cultural knowledge of the child’s tribe. The 2015 Guidelines don’t … Continue reading →
Opinion here: Gila River Indian Community v. Dept. of Child Safety, Sarah H., Jeremy H., A.D. This case was originally the In re A.D. case, the same A.D. who was the Goldwater Institute’s named plaintiff in Carter (A.D.) v. Washburn … Continue reading →
Here. Last night we retweeted statements from the Bears Ear Coalition and Senator Udall.
Press release here. Press coverage stating there were more than 55,000 public comments left regarding Bears Ears here. The press release states the comment period on Bears Ears will now be left open until July 10. There are more than 155,000 … Continue reading →
Unreported Notice case (parent challenge, no indication child was eligible for tribal citizenship): In re Applewhiate Reported case: In re JJW_Opinion The MSU Indian Law Clinic/ICWA Appellate Project co-authored the Tribe’s brief in In re JJW.
Edited to add that Nebraska deserves credit for codifying this back in 2015, which I knew and forgot until today when I was doing some research. The provision is at Neb. Rev. Stat. 43-1504(3), a citation which I have now memorized … Continue reading →
Here. We agree that the court’s denial of the request to transfer was improper. It is undisputed that the circuit court refused to hold a separate evidentiary hearing on the question of good cause. And the court’s commentary on the … Continue reading →
PBS story here. Kevin Washburn’s piece in ICT here. Additional links from Washburn here.