NICWA served on the 20-member Advisory Committee of Reclaiming Native Truth–a national effort to foster cultural, social, and policy change by empowering Native Americans to counter discrimination, invisibility (read more)
In honor of the anniversary of the passage of ICWA, Terry Cross, founder and senior advisor of NICWA, sheds light on the implementation of ICWA, its values, and the needs of children and families moving forward.
Amory Zschach, NICWA's new strategic communications manager, asks Terry these questions:
· What is one of your most memorable stories about the early implementation of ICWA?
· In what ways is ICWA fundamentally about Native culture?
· After 40 years, what are some of the major successes of ICWA?
This month First Peoples Fund and partners Lakota Funds and Artspace broke ground on Oglala Lakota Artspace, an 8,500-square-foot Native arts and cultural center on the Pine Ridge Reservation. (read more)