Receipt of an ICWA Notification provides an opportunity for a tribe to defend their rights under ICWA, determine any tribal resources available to the family, and protect the best interests of the tribal child(ren). While the responsibility for Inquiry and Notification lies with state and county child welfare systems, this new resource offers suggestions that tribes can incorporate into their own practice to support states’ and counties’ efforts to effectively implement and fully comply with ICWA. 

Author: Center for Tribes
Date: 2022