NICWA Comments on Separate Licensing Standards for Relative Foster Family Homes
NICWA recognizes the importance of placing American Indian and Alaska Native children in relative homes when they can’t remain at home, whether they are in tribal or state care. We encourage Indian Country and allies working with Native children and families to file comments in support of this proposed regulation change.
NICWA News Winter 2023
Quarterly Newsletter 2023 Winter NICWA News "Standing Together for Native Children." NICWA News is the quarterly newsletter for members and donors of the National Indian Child Welfare Association. Donate or become a member today to subscribe.For reprint requests,...
2023 Policy Priorities
Each year, NICWA identifies policy priorities that reflect our mission, ongoing commitments, and our assessment of opportunities to improve services and resources for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and families.
State of American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Families Report
The State of American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Families Report is a six-part series of data briefs that presents current data on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) child and family well-being. Each data brief covers an aspect of well-being data, including economic indicators, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), child welfare system involvement, mortality rates and causes, and behavioral health and substance use.
Protect ICWA Campaign statement on Haaland v. Brackeen oral argument
Media Contactmedia@nicwa.orgThe Protect ICWA Campaign released the following statement after oral argument today in the Haaland v. Brackeen U.S. Supreme Court case: The Protect ICWA Campaign applauds the defendants’ arguments in support of the Indian Child Welfare Act...
NICWA News Fall 2022
Quarterly Newsletter 2022 Fall NICWA News "Protect ICWA. Protect Tribal Sovereignty." NICWA News is the quarterly newsletter for members and donors of the National Indian Child Welfare Association. Donate or become a member today to subscribe.For reprint requests,...
2022 Summer NICWA News
NICWA News is the quarterly newsletter for members and donors of the National Indian Child Welfare Association. Donate or become a member today to subscribe. Read the 2022 Summer Issue, “Coming Together in a Good Way.”
Supporters File 21 Amicus Briefs to Uphold the Indian Child Welfare Act in Haaland v. Brackeen
This week, we are seeing the true breadth of those who champion the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). In an outpouring of support, 497 Tribal Nations, 62 Native organizations, 20 states and DC, 87 congresspeople, and 27 child welfare and adoption organizations, and many others signed on to 21 briefs submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of upholding ICWA.
NICWA and Social Current to Host a Webinar on Challenges to the Indian Child Welfare Act
Media Contactmedia@nicwa.org(Portland, Ore., July 26, 2022)—The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) and Social Current today announced a webinar to take place on August 11, 2022, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET on Challenging the Indian Child Welfare Act and...
2022 Spring NICWA News
Welcome to the spring issue of NICWA News. This issue embraces the theme of celebrating those who serve Native families. Everyone from the formal child welfare program and huge array of family support services, to those community and culturally based supports focused on prevention and family well-being, to relatives and neighbors who check in when they see a family struggling to offer help or support serve Native families. According to our traditional beliefs and values, raising and nurturing children is a collective responsibility. We think of it as an “all hands on deck” enterprise. Especially given the challenging circumstances families face today, parents and children could use support in lots of different contexts, and there are lots of opportunities for each of us—no matter our formal role or relationships—to offer support.