ICWA Part One

ICWA Part One

Published on 27 March 2023

Indian Child Welfare Act: Part 1

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Transcript
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Let's talk  about...
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  ICWA    
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Part 1
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1. What is the Indian Child Welfare Act?
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2. Historical Context of ICWA
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3. What ICWA Does
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1978
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The ICWA...
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1. Governs custody cases involving tribally enrolled Indigenous children 2. Gives tribal governments authority over these custody cases 3. Seeks to protect Indigenous children's ties to their tribe and prevent family separation
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“The Indian Adoption Project left me adrift, a foreigner in my own country. Upon my return to the Navajo Nation almost 30 years ago, my sense of loss was overwhelming. The Navajo Nation is a different world […] One foundational principle is ke’ (kinship), which is rooted in a vast clan system. I didn’t know my clan and couldn’t speak the language.” - Hilary Tompkins, "Opinion: I’m a Jersey girl born into the Salt Clan. My Navajo identity was taken from me"
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