NICWA Statement

The National Indian Child Welfare Association denounces racism and oppression, whether it is individual, societal, or institutional. We stand in solidarity with and seek to uplift Black friends, families, and communities.

For centuries, settler colonialism has brutalized Black and Brown people and communities. This cultural, historical, and intergenerational trauma is an ongoing and pervasive violence that impacts families, communities, and society. When trauma of this magnitude goes unaddressed, it allows for new and continuing acts of racial violence and intimidation to escalate.

We stand in solidarity with the Black community and call for immediate criminal justice reform for a future rooted in justice and transformation.