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 below, you can learn:

  • Why ICWA was passed
  • How to know when it applies to children
  • Parents rights under the law
  • The rights of the tribe 
  • Placement preferences
  • Proper notice, and more. 

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

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Last Review and Update: Jun 28, 2019

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