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John Guenther: Indian Child Welfare Act remains under attack (05/29)
In a response to the overwhelming evidence from Indian communities that the loss of their children meant the destruction of Indian culture, Congress passed the Indian Child Welfare Act.

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Lawsuit challenges constitutionality of Indian Child Welfare Act (05/27)
Two adoption groups are questioning the legality of the decades-old law along with new guidelines issued by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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Judge at center of ICWA lawsuit in South Dakota stripped of title (05/25)
Judge Jeff Davis in Pennington County removed Indian children from their families in 100 percent of the cases before him.

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Matthew Scraper: ICWA opponents wrong to cite blood quantum (05/25)
It is not appropriate to deny a child of the opportunity to be raised in and with their culture, simply because one who is not from or part of that culture deems their blood quantum not to be high enough.

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Cherokee Nation father supports Indian Child Welfare Act rule (05/14)
Dusten Brown hopes the Obama administration's regulation will prevent other Indian families from suffering the removal of their children.

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BIA hopes to implement new ICWA regulation by end of year (05/08)
Public comments are due by May 19 on a rule that seeks to ensure compliance by state courts and child welfare agencies.

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Allie Greenleaf Maldonado: My personal ICWA success story (05/08)
I am looking at a picture of a beautiful little boy who is a citizen of the Little River Band of Odawa Indians. He is my son.

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Court rebuffs Cherokee Nation in Indian Child Welfare Act case (05/04)
The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals had strong words for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in response to guidelines issued in February.

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South Dakota defendants seek reconsideration in ICWA dispute (04/28)
A federal judge ruled that the state defendants violated the Indian Child Welfare Act by removing Indian children from their homes at alarming rates.

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Column: Commission takes on truth and reconciliation in Maine (04/24)
Imagine living in a nation where extermination of your race and culture has been official government policy — a country where vestiges of those policies linger.

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Senate votes to confirm Loretta Lynch as next attorney general (04/24)
The federal prosecutor from New York is the first African American woman to lead the Department of Justice.

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Senate to vote on long-delayed Attorney General nomination (04/22)
If confirmed, Loretta Lynch would be the first African American woman to lead the Department of Justice.

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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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