Indian Child Welfare

The Tribe recognizes that our children are our most precious resource: they are the future. The ICWA program exists to provide or participate in provision of social services to the children and their families.

In enacting the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, Pub. L. 95-608, the Congress declared that it is the policy of this Nation to protect the best interest of Indian children and to promote the stability and security of Indian tribes and Indian families by the establishment of minimum Federal standards to prevent the arbitrary removal of Indian children from their families and tribes and to ensure that measures which prevent the breakup of Indian families are followed in child custody proceedings (25 U.S.C. 1902).