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Native American Populations

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Child Welfare Information Gateway, Resources on the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)
Child Welfare Information Gateway, Resources on the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)

The ICWA was passed in 1978 to protect Indian children and promote the stability of Indian tribes and families. ICWA provides minimum Federal standards for the removal of Indian children from their families and placement of these children into foster care or adoptive homes that reflect Indian culture. Resources include State and local examples.