August 3, 2023

Take Action! Provide Input on the Indian Child Welfare Act

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. These tribal consultations are critical to ensure compliance with ICWA and strengthen its implementation.

NICWA urges tribal leaders to provide their comments at one of the two tribal consultations in early August.

Monday, August 7, 2023
3:00-5:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Register here

Friday, August 11, 2023
3:00-5:00 p.m. (Alaska)
Anchorage, Alaska/Hybrid

DOI, HHS, and DOJ will accept written comments submitted by email to by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, September 15, 2023.

In the wake of a Supreme Court decision that affirms the constitutionally of ICWA, we can’t lose momentum. Now is the time to strongly advocate for better implementation and compliance.

For any questions about preparing for the consultation, please contact Mariah Meyerholz, NICWA’s government affairs and community development specialist, at

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