What Is the Indian Child Welfare Act?

Authored By: California Indian Legal Services (CILS)



The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is a federal law that applies across the United States. In the article linked below, you can learn:

  • Why ICWA was passed
  • When it applies to children
  • Parents' rights 
  • A Tribe's rights in an ICWA case
  • Placement preferences
  • Proper notice, and more. 

Follow the link below to go to California Indian Legal Services' (CILS) article on ICWA 

Last Review and Update: Nov 20, 2020
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