Tuesday, February 15, 2011

In Re Jack C. (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 15, 2011)

What?!  An actual Indian child?!


I've probably read over a thousand ICWA (Indian Child Welfare Act) dependency cases over the years.  This is the first one I can recall in which the child was actually an eligible member of a Tribe.

It's rare.  But it happens.  Which is why we have the statute.