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Media Contactmedia@nicwa.org(Portland, Ore., April 1, 2022)—The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) received a $25,000 host sponsorship from the Seminole Tribe of Florida for this year’s 40th Annual Protecting Our Children Conference, to be held...
(Portland, Ore., February 28, 2022)—Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear a challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), a 44-year-old law which has long been considered the gold standard in child welfare policy. The far-reaching consequences of this case will be felt for generations
Amicus Briefs Filed to Uphold the Indian Child Welfare Act and Support Indian Children and Families in Brackeen v. Haaland (formerly Brackeen v. Bernhardt)
Media ContactSarah Kastelicskastelic@nicwa.org(Portland, Ore., October 12, 2021)—On Friday, 180 tribal nations and 35 Native organizations, 25 states and the District of Columbia, and Casey Family Programs and 10 child welfare and adoption organizations filed briefs...
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...
Protect ICWA Campaign Stands with Indian Children and Families in Brackeen v. Haaland (formerly Brackeen v. Bernhardt) Cert. Petitions
Today, the United States, tribal defendants, and state and private plaintiffs filed petitions asking the United States Supreme Court to review the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in Brackeen v. Haaland, a case challenging the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).
NICWA Applauds U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland in the Announcement of the Federal Government’s Plan to Launch the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative
Today, United States Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced the steps that the U.S. Department of Interior will take to address the history and current-day impact of boarding school policies and operations targeted at Native children and families through the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative.