The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA) is a federal law that governs jurisdiction over the removal of Native American children from their families in custody, foster care, and adoption cases.
Join us on Thursday, July 28 at 12 p.m. ET US (UTC -4) for this roundtable conversation with Shaun Little Horn of the Lakota People's Law Project, who will discuss the importance of the Indian Child Welfare Act to Indigenous families and its relationship to Native American sovereignty.
The conversation will detail actions you can take to ensure ICWA isn’t overturned by the Supreme Court this Fall.
This is the first in a series of Roundtable conversations focused on Indigenous sovereignty in the United States and is produced in collaboration with Emory University's Master's in Development Practice (MDP) program.
Coordinated by Joshua Griffin, MDP
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Read the US Constitution’s Article VI Clause 2 at https://constitution.congress.gov/browse/article-6/clause-2/
Learn more about the upcoming SCOTUS IWCA hearing at https://nativenewsonline.net/sovereignty/supreme-court-will-hear-indian-child-welfare-act-cases-this-fall-what-that-means-for-indian-country
Learn more about the Lakota People’s Law Project at https://action.lakotalaw.org/
Learn more about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) at https://www.nativehope.org/missing-and-murdered-indigenous-women-mmiw
Read the text of Savanna's Act at https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/227
Learn how you can help protect ICWA at https://action.lakotalaw.org/action/protect-icwa