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Alaska to make changes to Indian Child Welfare Act procedures (04/16)
The state issued emergency regulations to make it easier for Native families and tribes to join child welfare cases.

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Stephen Pevar: Tribes and families fight back with ICWA lawsuit (04/15)
Over the last four years alone, more than 500 Indian children were forcibly removed from their homes by state officials in Pennington County, South Dakota.

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Albert Bender: A landmark victory for Indian Child Welfare Act (04/14)
South Dakota Indian families and Tribes have just won a major legal victory, under the Indian Child Welfare Act that will resonate throughout the state and nationwide.

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Nebraska measure seeks to improve Indian Child Welfare Act (04/06)
The bill creates stronger guidelines to ensure tribes and Indian families are notified and are given every opportunity to keep Indian children in their communities.

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South Dakota authorities quiet on ruling in landmark ICWA case (04/01)
A National Public Radio investigation prompted a public outcry but a federal judge's decision has officials declining to comment.

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Non-Indian adoption group disputes BIA's new ICWA guidelines (03/31)
The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys submitted written comments yet claims it wasn't consulted by the Obama administration.

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Tribes and families in South Dakota win big victory in ICWA case (03/31)
'Indian children, parents and tribes deserve better,' a federal judge wrote as he ordered the state to revamp its child welfare practices.

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Patricia Paul: Overcoming hardships and becoming a tribal judge (03/30)
As an individual who has experienced a tremendous loss in my life, I found that I can absorb the tragic stories of loss in the lives of others.

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Native Sun News: Former US Attorney reflects on Indian cases (03/19)
Many Native Americans felt secure when five years ago, it was announced that the son of one of Indian Countries closest allies was appointed to the post of U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota.

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Alaska requests more time to consider position in ICWA dispute (03/18)
The state's new leaders are still studying the case, which is being closely watched by tribes and the Department of Justice.

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Montana tribe pays respects to late attorney Evelyn Stevenson (03/18)
Stevenson worked for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes for more than 30 years and was known as an advocate for the Indian Child Welfare Act.

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BIA schedules consultations and meetings for ICWA regulation (03/18)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn said the rule will ensure greater compliance by state courts and child welfare agencies.

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Native Sun News: Lakota children in 'imminent danger' in state (03/11)
Indian children living in South Dakota may no longer be 'in imminent danger' from the grasp of state social workers who remove them from their families.

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Alaska tribes want state to join rehearing request in ICWA case (03/09)
Barring a rehearing, the next step would be the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Native Sun News: Federal judge hears arguments in ICWA case (03/06)
A case involving the first 48 hours after an Indian child is taken from its home that has gotten national attention was heard Thursday at the Federal Courthouse in Rapid City.

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Indian families in South Dakota battle to keep children at home (03/02)
Of the children in foster care in the state, 51 percent are Indian.

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Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in DC (02/25)
A divided government in Washington, legislative priorities for tribal programs and compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act were some of the key issues.

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New Jersey appeals court calls for notice to tribes in ICWA case (02/23)
A woman who was about to lose her parental rights provided information about her potential Cherokee ancestors but child welfare officials failed to follow up..

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Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate files ICWA notice for case in Nebraska (02/02)
Three Indian children are currently in foster care after a three-year-old girl was found alone on a cold night last November.

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Choctaw Nation issues citizenship to family in child custody case (02/02)
Chief Gary Batton became personally involved in order to prevent the adoption of a newborn.

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