Resources

All My Relations Video Discussion Guide - a tool to promote awareness and understanding of the unique strengths and needs of Native children and to promote and maintain the vital cultural connections.

Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) - Responsible for the administration and management of 55.7 million acres of land held in trust by the United States for American Indians, Indian tribes, and Alaska Natives.

BIA Regulations: 25 C.F.R. part 23 – (binding, effective December 12, 2016) - This final rule promotes the uniform application of Federal law designed to protect Indian children, their parents, and Indian Tribes.

California Indian Legal Services (CILS) - The first Indian-controlled law firm organized to provide specialized legal representation to Indians and Indian tribes.

Federal Register - Indian Child Welfare Act: Designated Tribal Agents for Service Notice, BIA –  lists designated tribal agents for service of (legal) notice of proceedings under the Act

Governor's Office of Indian Affairs - Liaison between state and tribal governments in an advisory, resource, consultation, and educational capacity.

Indian Health Service - The federal health program for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

National Indian Child Welfare Association - Provides public policy, research, and advocacy; information and training on Indian child welfare; and community development services to a broad national audience including tribal governments and programs, state child welfare agencies, and other organizations, agencies, and professionals interested in the field of Indian child welfare.

National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA) - A national voluntary association of tribal court judges devoted to the support of American Indian and Alaska Native justice systems through education, information sharing and advocacy.

Office of Indian Policy - The mission of OIP is to promote communications between DSHS programs and all Indian people, while recognizing our unique government-to-government relationships.

UW Alliance for Child Welfare - The Alliance offers a wide range of professional child welfare training opportunities. See their course schedule for a complete listing of upcoming classes and events.

University of Washington Native American Law Center - A resource to Indian tribes, other governments and individuals in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and across the country.

Canadian Resources

Assembly of First Nations - National organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada.

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami - National Inuit organization in Canada.

The National Metis Council - National representative of the Métis Nation in Canada.

First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada - Promotes the well being of all First Nations children, youth, families and communities with a particular focus on the prevention of, and response to, child maltreatment.

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) - INAC's primary, responsibility is meeting the federal government's constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Northerners.

Reports

Tribal Foster Care Licensing (129 KB)

Training

Creating and Monitoring Your Native American Inquiry Request (NAIR) (PowerPoint)