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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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MPR: Indian children far more likely to be removed from homes (01/09)
Indian and minority groups met with the Governor's Task Force for the Protection of Children in Minnesota.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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