Protect the Indian Child Welfare Act - Youth Defending Youth

Date: Oct 12, 2022

Where: Virtual

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October 12, 2022 from 4pm PT / 7pm ET

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Youth Commission is hosting a virtual rally in conjunction with Protect ICWA organizers.

This event is for Native Youth in effort to raise awareness about the upcoming Supreme Court hearing that threatens to overturn ICWA and the protections it provides Native children. For over 40 years, the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) has protected American Indian and Alaska Native kids by keeping them in the care of extended family or tribes whenever possible. On November 9, a small group of opponents in Haaland v. Brackeen will argue in front of the Supreme Court that those protections should be taken away. If opponents succeed in dismantling ICWA, they will have also cleared the way for a larger attack on Native families, Native land, and tribal sovereignty.