Who We Are
The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) is a national voice for American Indian children and families. We are the most comprehensive source of information on American Indian child welfare and the only national American Indian organization focused specifically on the tribal capacity to prevent child abuse and neglect.
NICWA is a private, non-profit, membership organization based in Portland, Oregon. Our members include tribes, individuals—both Indian and non-Indian—and private organizations from around the United States concerned with American Indian child and family issues. Our board of directors is made up of 19 American Indians, and we have a staff of 19, most of whom are American Indians. Together, our partners, board, and staff work to protect the most vital resource of American Indian people—our children.