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Tribal-State Relations
Tribal-State Relations

This issue brief is intended to help States and Tribes find ways to work together more effectively to meet the goals of the National Indian Child Welfare Association. Understanding the principles of effective practice and the history and context for Tribal-State relationships, will assist readers in developing positive Tribal-State relations in their communities.

This issue brief examines the following:

  • What are the key factors affecting Tribal-State relationships in child welfare, including past and current Federal and State policies?
  • What are the components of successful Tribal-State relations?
  • What are some promising practices in Tribal-State relations from across the country?