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ICWA North America

Aligning child welfare with the relational connectedness of ICWA (Jessica Saniguq Ullrich and Jerreed D. Ivanich, Brookings)

As hundreds of unmarked graves of Indigenous youth are discovered in Canada and the United States, the world is made to confront an ugly history, a history of separation and trauma for our most precious population: children. Although these headlines highlight the pain associated with boarding schools, they are one small piece of the story of Indigenous youth in North America. Native communities have gone to great lengths to secure the well-being of Native children. One example is the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).

Aligning child welfare with the relational connectedness of ICWA (brookings.edu)