Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'icwa'

Campbell Brown slammed for comments on ICWA

The National Indian Child Welfare Association, the National Congress of American Indians and the Native American Journalists Association slammed CNN anchor Campbell Brown for calling the Indian Child Welfare Act a "ridiculous" law. The organizations said Brown's comments were...

Campbell Brown: 'Ridiculous' ICWA lets baby down

"As a mother, I can hardly bear to imagine what the Larson family is going through. The Utah couple this past weekend said goodbye to the little boy they legally adopted six months ago. The boy's name is Talon and...

Utah judge won't stop return of Ojibwe baby to tribe

A six-month-old Indian baby is on his way to Minnesota after a judge in Utah declined to interfere with the rights of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. The tribe asserted jurisdiction over the welfare of Talon, whose mother...

North Dakota Supreme Court rejects ICWA ruling

The North Dakota Supreme Court on Thursday refused to apply the Indian Child Welfare Act in a case involving a child who is eligible for membership in the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. In briefs, the tribe determined that...

Iowa Supreme Court strikes down ICWA rules

The Iowa Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the state's implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act as unconstitutional. The case involves a 20-year-old member of the Tyme Maidu Tribe of the Berry Creek Rancheria, in California. The woman decided...

Arrest warrant issued for Mashantucket chairman

A family court in New York has ordered the arrest of Michael Thomas, the chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut. The warrant was issued in a custody dispute between Thomas and Vanessa Hyman. Thomas and Hyman...

Mescalero Apache custody case over son's haircut

A New Mexico man says the Mescalero Apache Nation has no jurisdiction over a child custody dispute. Gerardo Valenzuela was married to Anna Kanseah, a tribal member. They have three children, including a 6-year-old son whose hair was cut after...

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