Standing Together: Strengthening Families Through Collaboration
Every American Indian and Alaska Native child has the right to a home that is healthy, safe, and happy. This is just one of many responsibilities that tribal and state governments have in common. Compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act—a law that recognizes the sovereign authority of tribes to make legal decisions about the placement and custody of their children—requires cooperation between state and tribal agencies to appropriately address the needs of American Indian/Alaska Native children.
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