92d Congress, 2d Session
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This United States (US) public law, also known as the Indian Child Welfare Act (IWCA) passed on November 8, 1978, addressed the high rate of removal of Indigenous children from their homes. The law established federal standards for removal and placement of children, imposing guidelines that aim to keep Indigenous children connected to their tribe and to their culture.
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An Act to Establish for the Placement of Indian Children in Foster or Adoptive Homes to Prevent the Breakup of Indian Families, and for Other Purposes. Public Law 608. Statues at Large, 92, (1978): 3069-3078. https://commons.und.edu/indigenous-gov-docs/127/.
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