The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) are longtime members of NAO and we have always been champions of their important work. Knowing how much good they do for Native children, youth, and families across the country, it is no surprise that they are at the forefront of the campaign to protect the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).
On February 28, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear a challenge to ICWA, a 44-year-old law which has long been considered the gold standard in child welfare policy. The far-reaching consequences of this case will be felt for generations.
ICWA is widely supported by an impressive array of stakeholders within and outside of Indian Country. At the lower court, 486 Tribal Nations, 59 Native organizations, 31 child welfare orgs, 26 states + D.C., and 77 members of Congress offered support for ICWA. These supporters recognize that ICWA is firmly in the best interests of Native children.
For more information on NICWA, ICWA, and this upcoming case, visit here.

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