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BJ Jones quoted as an expert: South Dakota inspired ICWA, but still has high rate of Native children in foster care

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  South Dakota Searchlight BY: MAKENZIE HUBER AND ANNIE TODD – NOVEMBER 6, 2023 6:01 AM Cheryl Spider DeCoteau was nervous. It was the Sisseton Wahpeton tribal citizen’s first time in Washington, D.C., and she sat in front of two senators, multiple congressional aides, lawyers and clerks in a large, wood-paneled committee room, bright lights shining down. Two of […]

UND Social Work and partners secure $2.5M to improve state’s American Indian/Alaska Native Child Welfare Outcomes

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For this round of funding, the UND School of Law also brings faculty with national expertise in ICWA to the team. BY NATIVE NEWS ONLINE STAFF OCTOBER 13, 2023 The University of North Dakota Department of Social Work at the College of Nursing and Professional Development and its partners have received a second five-year $2.5 million federal award from the Administration for […]

‘It’s a good day in Indian Country and it’s a good day for the rule of law’: Professor Dan Lewerenz responds to SCOTUS upholding the Indian Child Welfare Act

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The economic impact of SCOTUS upholding the Indian Child Welfare Act Marketplace Savannah Maher Listen Indian Country breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday morning when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Indian Child Welfare Act, or ICWA. That 1978 federal law gives tribal nations a voice in custody proceedings involving Native children and aims to […]

Professor Lewerenz quoted as an expert in commentary about the Brackeen v. Haaland case awaiting a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court

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The fate of the Indian Child Welfare Act When it comes to children, should tribes govern themselves? DeseretNews By Mya Jaradat May 16, 2023, 12:16pm CDT Not long after Jennifer and Chad Brackeen felt called by God to become foster parents, they got a call of another kind: this one from Texas’s Child Protective Services, saying […]

Supreme Court Considers Latest Attack on Indian Child Welfare Act by Professor Dan Lewerenz

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We have been here from time immemorial, and we remember. Dan Lewerenz, Guest Contributor November 7, 2022 We remember before the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case challenging the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (“ICWA”). We remember before ICWA was passed in 1978, the four long years of congressional investigation and deliberation that led to its enactment, […]

Professor Dan Lewerenz featured on the talk show “All Sides with Ann Fisher”

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Indian Child Welfare Act goes before the Supreme Court Listen The U.S. Supreme Court in November will hear oral arguments in a case challenging the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). The law was enacted in 1978 to make it more difficult to remove Indian children from their families, tribes and culture. At the time it […]