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Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)

Guidelines

The 2016 Guidelines for Indian Child-Welfare Act Proceedings are available here: https://www.bia.gov/bia/ois/dhs/icwa

Final Rule

The ICWA Final Rule was published 6/14/16 and can be found here: 25 CFR 23 - Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Proceedings (Final Rule)

25 CFR 23 - Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Frequently Asked Questions (Updated 6/17/16)

Proposed Rule

The Department of the Interior proposes Regulations for State Courts and Agencies in Indian Child Custody Proceedings. View the Proposed Rule here.

View the presentation on Proposed Regulations for State Courts and Agencies in Indian Child Custody Proceedings by clicking here: 2015 Presentation

Consultations

Public meetings and tribal consultation sessions will be held at the following dates and times:

A. Public Meetings

All are invited to the public meetings. Dates and locations for the public meetings are as follows:

Date
Time
Location
Venue
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
9 a.m. – noon
Local Time
Portland, Oregon
BIA Regional Office
911 NE 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97232*
Thursday, April 23, 2015
1-4 p.m.
Local Time
Rapid City, South Dakota
Best Western Ramkota Hotel
2111 N Lacrosse St
Rapid City, SD 57701
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
1-4 p.m.
Local Time
Albuquerque, New Mexico
National Indian Programs Training Center
1011 Indian School Road, NW
Suite 254
Albuquerque, NM 87104*
Thursday, May 7, 2015
1-4 p.m.
Local Time
Prior Lake, Minnesota
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd
Prior Lake, MN 55372
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Eastern Time
Via teleconference
888-730-9138
Passcode:  INTERIOR
Thursday, May 14, 2015
1-4 p.m.
Local Time
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills
1902 East 71st
Tulsa, OK 74136

* Please RSVP for the Portland and Albuquerque meetings to consultation@bia.gov, bring photo identification, and arrive early to allow time to get through security, as these are Federal buildings. No RSVP is necessary for the other locations.

B. Tribal Consultation Sessions

Tribal consultation sessions are for representatives of currently federally recognized tribes only, to discuss the rule on a government-to-government basis with the Department. These sessions may be closed to the public. The dates and locations for the tribal consultations are as follows:

Date
Time
Location
Venue
Monday, April 20, 2015
3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Local Time
Portland, Oregon
Hilton Portland & Executive Towers
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
(at the same location as NICWA conference)
Thursday, April 23, 2015
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Local Time
Rapid City, South Dakota
Best Western Ramkota Hotel
2111 N Lacrosse St
Rapid City, SD 57701
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Local Time
Albuquerque, New Mexico
National Indian Programs Training Center
1011 Indian School Road, NW
Suite 254
Albuquerque, NM 87104*
Thursday, May 7, 2015
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Local Time
Prior Lake, Minnesota
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd
Prior Lake, MN 55372
Monday, May 11, 2015
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Eastern Time
Via teleconference
Call-in number: 888-730-9138
Passcode:  INTERIOR
Thursday, May 14, 2015
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Local Time
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills
1902 East 71st
Tulsa, OK 74136
Transcripts of Consultation Sessions

Transcripts will be posted as they are received.

Portland, Oregon - April 20, 2015, Transcript of Tribal Consultation

Portland, Oregon - April 22, 2015, Transcript of Public Meeting

Rapid City, SD - April 23, 2015, Transcript of Tribal Consultation

Rapid City, SD - April 23, 2015, Transcript of Public Meeting

Reno, NV - April 28, 2015, Transcript of Listening Session

Albuquerque, NM - May 5, 2015, Transcript of Tribal Consultation

Albuquerque, NM - May 5, 2015, Transcript of Public Meeting

Prior Lake, MN - May 7, 2015, Transcript of Tribal Consultation and Public Meeting

Teleconference: Tribal consultation - May 11, 2015, Transcript of Tribal Consultation via teleconference

Teleconference: Public meeting - May 12, 2015, Transcript of Public Meeting via teleconference

Tulsa, OK - May 14, 2015, Transcript of Tribal Consultation

Tulsa, OK - May 14, 2015, Transcript of Public Meeting

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