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On Friday, June 18, 2021, the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) announced the launch of a new resource for state child welfare workers and agencies.

Available electronically, the resource provides best practices for state child welfare agencies when applying the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) to state child welfare proceedings. The resource was developed in response to the April 6, 2021, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals en banc decision in the Brackeen v. Haaland ICWA case.

Visit to read and download the best practice resource.

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About the National Indian Child Welfare Association

NICWA works to support the safety, health, and spiritual strength of Native children along the broad continuum of their lives. NICWA promotes building tribal capacity to prevent child abuse and neglect through positive systems change at the state, federal, and tribal level. For more information, visit

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