The Department of the Interior (DOI), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Department of Justice (DOJ) invite tribal leaders to in-person and virtual tribal consultations on the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and federal agencies’ roles in promoting federal protections for Native children and families.
Learn more about the exciting updates in our newest edition of our most popular curriculum, Positive Indian Parenting. For over 30 years, passionate, experienced, and committed NICWA trainers have traveled the country providing instruction to frontline workers to help the families in their own communities using a culturally-specific approach rooted in tradition.
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Today’s decision is a massive victory for Native children, Native families, and the future of Native peoples. The Court’s decision affirmed that the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is constitutional, puts the best interests of Native kids first, and is grounded in tribal sovereignty. This ruling respects the work that Tribal Nations have done for millennia to ensure Native kids stay connected to their families, communities, and cultures whenever possible.
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Although relative caregivers are central to child safety and well-being, little attention has been paid to ensuring that child welfare policies honor and support the integrity of extended family systems.
NICWA submitted written testimony ahead of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) tribal budget consultation.
The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) recognizes April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Seminole Tribe of Florida and Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Provide Host Sponsorships of NICWA Conference
The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) received two $25,000 host sponsorships from the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians for this year’s 41st Annual Protecting Our Children Conference, to be held in Reno, Nevada, with over 1,500 attendees expected.
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.