The Law of American Indians Posts
In an opinion filed on August 3, 2016, the Texas Court of Appeals reinstated state court jurisdiction in an Indian Child Custody Dispute.
In this recently published article, project Reporters Matthew Fletcher and Wenona Singel explore the history of the role of Indian children in the formation of the federal-tribal trust relationship. This piece comes as constitutional challenges to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) are now pending. The Reporters conclude the historical record demonstrates the core of the federal-tribal trust relationship is the welfare of Indian children and their relationship to Indian nations.