INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ACT: A LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF PUBLIC LAW NO. 95-608
Item #: 72399
Published: Getzville; William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; 2012.
Subjects: FAMILY LAW, LEGISLATIVE HISTORY, NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN LAW
This law was enacted as a reaction to the high removal rateof Indian children from their traditional homes and,consequently, from Indian culture as well. The Act setsminimal federal standards for almost all Indian childcustody proceedings, and provides that state courts have nojurisdiction over the adoption or custody of Indian childrenresiding within their own tribal reservation. Sinceenactment, there have been criticisms that state courts arestill playing too much of a role by determining what itmeans to be an Indian child or an Indian family. Also,critics have pointed out that despite the Act, large numbersof Indian children are still being placed in non-Indianhomes. This compilation includes the text of the Act,related bills, relevant reports and hearings, House andSenate debates, and GAO reports.
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