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Filed Under: Law | National
NPR: DOJ to assert greater role in Indian Child Welfare Act cases (12/08)
Attorney General Eric Holder said the Department of Justice will take action to prevent the 'unnecessary and illegal removal' of Indian children from Indian homes.

Filed Under: Law
Florida Supreme Court declines Miccosukee child custody case (11/24)
The non-Indian father successfully challenged the tribal court's jurisdiction.

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Alaska Supreme Court hears dispute over tribal court authority (11/19)
The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes won a decision that forced the state to recognize tribal court orders in child welfare cases.

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Nebraska court requires ICWA standard in custody proceeding (11/14)
The father, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, is trying to retain legal custody of his children.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Ticket with Native candidate holds tiny lead for Alaska governor (11/05)
Democrat Byron Mallott would serve as lieutenant governor under independent Bill Walker if they win the race.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Opinion: Forum fosters cooperation with tribal court systems (11/04)
Retiring Michigan Supreme Court Justice Michael Cavanagh reports on the first meeting of the Michigan Tribal State Federal Judicial Forum.

Filed Under: National | Opinion | Politics
National Congress of American Indians set to open convention (10/27)
Several Cabinet secretaries will be making appearances at this year's meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Michael Baines: Senate candidate battles Alaska Native rights (10/23)
The chairman of the Sitka Tribe, says Republican Dan Sullivan has trampled on Alaska Native rights.

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Alaska court allows adoption of Native child by non-Native couple (10/03)
The court finds that the Native preference provisions in the Indian Child Welfare Act do not apply

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Attorney General Eric Holder to step down after six-year tenure (09/26)
From the Cobell settlement to tribal jurisdiction provisions in the Violence Against Women Act, the Department of Justice led a dramatic shift in the federal-Indian relationship.

Filed Under: Health | Law
WAER: ICWA matters handled in 'kangaroo courts' in South Dakota (08/29)
The Department of Justice is siding with tribes in an Indian Child Welfare Act dispute in South Dakota.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Heather Kendall-Miller: GOP candidate a threat to Native rights (08/26)
Republican Senate candidate Dan Sullivan’s record is clear: he is a staunch opponent of Native rights.

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Native Sun News: DOJ backs tribes in ICWA case in South Dakota (08/21)
The Department of Justice filed a brief last week supporting the legal positions of several tribes and parents in their lawsuit against the state of South Dakota for its handlings of a specific part of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

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Court in California won't let Choctaw girl be placed with relatives (08/19)
The tribe wanted her to placed with blood relatives in Utah.

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Hundreds mourn death of six-year-old girl from Nooksack Tribe (08/18)
Jenise Wright was remembered as a happy, outgoing girl who was always smiling and eager to make friends.

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San Carlos Apache Tribe looking to increase enrollment numbers (08/14)
Disenrollment is a controversial issue in Indian Country but one tribe is trying to go in the opposite direction in terms of enrollment.

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Slain six-year-old girl is daughter of woman from Nooksack Tribe (08/13)
A 17-year-old neighbor of the family will be charged as adult for the murder of the young girl.

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Steven Pevar: Indian children are being taken from their homes (07/25)
Attorney Steven Pevar of the ACLU explains why tribes and Indian parents are suing South Dakota.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Editorial: A landmark decision for tribal sovereignty in Alaska (07/21)
Newspaper comments on decision that recognizes tribal court authority in Indian Child Welfare Act cases.

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Native Sun News: Tribes seek final judgment in ICWA dispute (07/21)
Lawyers working on behalf of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, the Rosebud Sioux tribe and four Native American families have asked a court to issue a judgment.

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