Tag Archives: ICWA Defense Project

Updated ICWA Appellate Page

We’ve updated and cleaned up the ICWA Appellate Page. We’ve also added the eight comprehensive state ICWA laws to the page. A link to the page is now available at the top of Turtle Talk in the menu, and the address … Continue reading

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Updated ICWA Defense Project Memo

It’s been a couple of months, so here is the updated ICWA Defense Memo on the cases we are monitoring.

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2016 ICWA Appellate Cases by the Numbers

Here’s our annual contribution to the ICWA data discussion. While a few cases might yet come in, we have our final list of 2016 appealed ICWA cases sorted. A note on the data–these are cases that are on Westlaw and/or Lexis Nexis, … Continue reading

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Updated ICWA Defense Project Memo

The ICWA Defense Project (NCAI, NARF, NICWA, and ICWA Appellate Project) has updated the memo detailing the various federal court challenges to ICWA. Here. On February 25, 2015, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) published revisions to the Guidelines for … Continue reading

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ICWA Defense Project Press Release on ICWA Final Rule

Here. The Initial Observations post has been updated through out the day today with additional information from some of the first 300 pages, including the fact the Department plans to issue updated Guidelines in the next 180 days.

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Federal ICWA Cases Update Memo

We originally posted this when the first three lawsuits were filed. There have been two additional ones since then. Here is the memo with the most recent updates. The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA), the Native American Rights Fund (NARF), … Continue reading

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ICWA Defense Project Memo on Recent Federal ICWA Cases

Here. In February 2015, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) published its revisions to the Guidelines for State Courts and Agencies in Indian Child Custody Proceedings. The new guidelines address areas of Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) non-compliance that have … Continue reading

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