Tag Archives: Indian Child Welfare Act

Ninth Circuit Dismisses Carter v. Tahsuda [formerly A.D. v. Washburn] as Moot

Here is the order: Doc 75-1 – Memorandum Op Materials are here.

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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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FBA Indian Law Conference ICWA Panel

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

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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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Fletcher Paper on States and American Indian Citizenship Rights (+ ICWA)

Here is “States and Their American Indian Citizens,” recently published in the American Indian Law Review. An excerpt: This article is intended to provide a theoretical framework for tribal advocates seeking to approach state and local governments to discuss cooperation … Continue reading

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Final Version of Fletcher & Singel’s “Indian Children and the Federal-Tribal Trust Relationship” Now Available

Fletcher and Singel will published “Indian Children and the Federal-Tribal Trust Relationship” in the Nebraska Law Review.

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A Right-Wing Think Tank Is Trying to Bring Down the Indian Child Welfare Act. Why? | The Nation

Here. Possibly the critical portion of this article is the last paragraph, which confirms that Goldwater has absolutely no interest whatsoever in helping Indian children: At Goldwater’s offices in Phoenix, Sandefur insisted that his case is about nothing more than … Continue reading

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Stephen Pevar: “In South Dakota, Officials Defied a Federal Judge and Took Indian Kids Away From Their Parents in Rigged Proceedings”

Here, from ACLU’s Speak Freely blog.

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Letter to Editor re: ABA J. Article on Alexandria P./R.P. Case

Here: “Children of the Tribe”, October, sadly reports without question the Pages’ version of Lexi’s transfer to a kinship placement supported by her own attorney, the state of California and the Choctaw Nation. Worse, the article uncritically highlights the media … Continue reading

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Oglala Sioux Moves for Summary Judgment against South Dakota Dept. of Social Services for Inadequate Training and Supervision

Here is the pleading in Oglala Sioux Tribe v. Fleming (D.S.D.): BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION FOR PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT AGAINST THE DSS DEFENDANTS RE: INADEQUATE TRAINING AND SUPERVISION PLAINTIFFS’ STATEMENTS OF UNCONTESTED FACTS RE: PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT AGAINST … Continue reading

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