WASHINGTON – A much needed Native American Children’s Safety Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate this past Thursday.
Currently, American Indian tribes do not have uniform minimum procedures and guidelines when an American Indian child is placed in foster care under the direction of a tribal court.
Procedures and guidelines vary from tribe to tribe, with standards at some tribes being more rigorous than others. Unfortunately, some American Indian children in the tribal foster care system have needed protections that have not been afforded them.
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