Indian Country Leading the Way in Redesigning Child Welfare

Indian Country Leading the Way in Redesigning Child Welfare

Over the past year, NICWA provided a forum for tribes and Indian Country advocates through national and regional listening sessions focused on redesigning child welfare services in the United States. These sessions inform our work regarding what policies, tools, and resources are needed, and they steer our advocacy to ensure that broader, national child welfare redesign efforts are inclusive of American Indian and Alaska Native perspectives and solutions.

Amicus Briefs Filed to Uphold the Indian Child Welfare Act and Support Indian Children and Families in Brackeen v. Haaland (formerly Brackeen v. Bernhardt)

NICWA Applauds Truth and Healing Commission Legislation

Media Contactmedia@nicwa.org(Portland, Ore., September 30, 2021)—The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) applauds Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Sharice Davids for introducing the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School...

NICWA News Summer Fall 2021

NICWA News Summer Fall 2021

Read the newest edition of our quarterly newsletter, NICWA News.Click here to read the Spring issue alongside past NICWA News issues on Issuu. Click the bottom hand corner icon to read in full screen. For print requests or additional copies, contact us...

Indian Country Leading the Way in Redesigning Child Welfare

Re-Introduction of Native American Child Protection Act

American Indian and Alaska Native children and their families who experience child maltreatment or family violence often have few opportunities to find accessible, culturally-appropriate services to help them address the trauma from these events. Furthermore,...

Indian Country Leading the Way in Redesigning Child Welfare

2021 Policy Priorities

Each year the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) identifies policy priorities that will guide our efforts and focus our resources during the calendar year. These annual priorities are developed through input from our board, staff, and tribal...