Tag Archives: Child Welfare

More Comments Needed! Now on Title IV-E/Families First Developments

Here. DUE JULY 22. This one is arguably a little more complicated than usual, but also not inherently nefarious. Here’s a very quick overview (with thanks to Jack Trope for his recent presentation up at Grand Traverse Band for all … Continue reading

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Statement from the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on Child Separation at the Border

Statement_June2018 The United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples joins the concern expressed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and others regarding the situation of families, children, and individuals being detained in the United … Continue reading

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Briefing Completed in Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act Case

At the Michigan Supreme Court: Order Granting Review Appellant (Father)’s Brief Appellee (Macomb County/State)’s Brief Sault Tribe Amicus Brief (MSU Indian Law Clinic, ICWA Appellate Project co-wrote this brief) American Indian Law Section_AmicusBrief Appellant Reply Oral Argument Scheduling Order

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CBC Article on Indigenous Children in Foster Care

Coverage of some of the tremendous problems with Canada’s foster care system. According to a report from B.C.’s representative for children and youth, although Indigenous children are less than 10 per cent of the population, they account for 62 per cent of … Continue reading

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First Nations and Province of Newfoundland & Labrador Enter MOU to Investigate Child Welfare Issues

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

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Op-Ed in Maclean’s About Canada’s Child Welfare Crisis

Here, by Pam Palmater. Canada’s numbers of Native children in care may be currently worse than pre-ICWA numbers in the United States (Task Force Four Report). The increasing number of First Nations children being placed into foster care in Canada is … Continue reading

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New Article on Structural Racism and Court Appointed Special Advocates

If you sat in on a class I taught last week, you’d know this is my new favorite article: Here. This paper turns attention away from discussions of the race and economic poverty of the families most affected by the … Continue reading

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Sixth Circuit Decision on Title IV-E Maintenance Payments to Kinship Placements

Here. Not an ICWA/Indian child case, but one that is important nonetheless given its ruling ensuring Title IV-E maintenance payments. The lack of these payments sometimes make kinship care very difficult on relative placements–Title IV-E maintenance payments cover, among other things, the … Continue reading

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Child Welfare Staff Attorney Position at Nebraska Appleseed

Job Announcement Staff Attorney – Child Welfare Program Organization Profile Nebraska Appleseed is a nonprofit organization that fights for justice and opportunity for all. Appleseed takes a systemic approach to complex issues – such as children’s welfare, immigration policy, affordable … Continue reading

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Preliminary 2015 AFCARS Data Released by DHHS

Just a reminder that this is the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System data, which is information sent from the state to the federal government about kids in foster care. There is still a pending rule change that … Continue reading

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