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ICWA (Indian Children Welfare Act) Resources

Information on how ICWA (Indian Children Welfare Act) works and what is involved to ensure protections for Native children and families. On June 14, 2016, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) released the first comprehensive regulations for the substantive legal requirements of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in the Federal Register. The regulations provide the first legally-binding federal guidance on how to implement ICWA.

The link below is a brief description of key provisions of the regulations. This summary is not exhaustive or fully comprehensive; rather it provides an overview of key provisions.

The link below provides information on how State Agencies are to follow ICWA(Indian Children Welfare Act), adoptions with Tribal children, and the roll of a Tribal Coordinator.

(Picture credit: National Indian Child Welfare Association website)


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