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Friday, October 30, 2015

Adoptions of Native foster children by Native families becoming easier

Alaska Legal Services attorney Sydney Tarzwell and Francine Eddy Jones,
director of tribal family and youth services, Central Council of Tlingit
and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, at last week's Alaska Federation of
Natives convention in Anchorage. Photo by KTUU.



The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is also trying to beef up
compliance with ICWA in the wake of the Baby Veronica case by releasing
new court guidelines. In March 2015, BIA officials said they will try to make the recommendations binding, a move that has prompted lawsuits in several states by ICWA opponents.



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