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Filed Under: Opinion
Steven Pevar: Indian chldren 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.

Filed Under: Law | National
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.

Filed Under: Law
Alaska Supreme Court sides with tribe in child welfare dispute (07/18)
Decision affirms tribal court jurisdiction in Indian Child Welfare Act cases.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Lamwakers introduce bill for adoption tax credit for Indian parents (07/09)
The Tribal Adoption Parity Act recognizes tribal determinations for special needs children.

Filed Under: Law | National
Tribes in South Dakota seek control over child welfare programs (06/27)
Applications come amid tribal complaints about too many Indian children in non-Indian homes.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: New police chief focuses on Indian cold cases (06/16)
With over sixteen years of wide experience within the Rapid City Police Department, Lt. Elias Diaz was chosen to take the seat of Chief of Police.

Filed Under: Opinion
Albert Bender: Genocide continues unabated in South Dakota (06/09)
Albert Bender says not much has changed in South Dakota with regard to the Indian Child Welfare Act and the treatment of Indian children.

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Column: Judge tries to make court friendly for Alaska Natives (06/05)
Elise Patkotak reflects on justice for Alaska Natives in a rural courtroom.

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Donna Ennis: Resilience and emotional healing in Indian Country (05/26)
Donna Ennis reflects on a career that started with the Indian Child Welfare Act and continues with efforts to address historical, intergenerational and cultural trauma.

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Jennie Stockle: Oklahoma must repair relationship with Natives (05/22)
Jennie Stockle says Indian policy has taken a turn for the worse under Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R):

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Kate Fort: Closed ICWA hearings in South Dakota raise concerns (05/09)
Professor Kate Fort explains why South Dakota's closed Indian Child Welfare Act hearings pose a problem for Indian parents and children.

Filed Under: Law | National
BIA holds listening sessions on Indian Child Welfare Act guidance (04/14)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs will hold two more listening sessions on the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Filed Under: Law | National
Non-Indian woman drops ICWA case involving Cherokee Nation (04/09)
A non-Indian woman whose biological daughter was at the center of an Indian Child Welfare Act case has withdrawn a lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of the law.

Filed Under: Law | National
South Dakota judges ordered to explain stance in ICWA dispute (03/21)
A federal judge wants to know why some South Dakota state judges are refusing to turn over transcripts in Indian Child Welfare Act cases.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: South Dakota judges balk at ICWA court order (03/20)
Five state court judges in South Dakota are refusing to comply with a Federal court’s order to instruct court reporters to turn over transcripts from hearings regarding the taking of Native American children.

Filed Under: Opinion
Trace DeMeyer: Investigate handling of Cherokee girl's adoption (02/24)
Trace DeMeyer calls for investigation into handling of an Indian Child Welfare Act dispute involving a Cherokee Nation girl.

Filed Under: Law
Oklahoma looks into agency that played a role in ICWA dispute (02/19)
The Oklahoma Department of Human Services is investigation an adoption agency that was involved in a high-profile Indian Child Welfare Act dispute.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: ICWA decision opens door for tribal lawsuits (02/06)
Last week Jeffrey Viken, Chief Federal Judge for the District of South Dakota, entered a 43 page opinion denying the State of South Dakota’s motions to dismiss a suit against them alleging violations of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Filed Under: Law | National
Organizations seek DOJ probe into Indian Child Welfare Act (02/04)
Four national Indian organizations called on the Department of Justice to investigate the treatment of Indian children in the child welfare system across the nation.

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