Join the #ICWAForFamilies Campaign!

As part of their ongoing effort to protect ICWA (Indian Child Welfare Act), NICWA (National Indian Child Welfare Association) has launched its #ICWAForFamilies campaign through Thursday, November 19!

According to NICWA’s website, “Whether you are a long-time advocate for Native families or you’re joining the conversation for the first time, your voice matters. Together, we can raise awareness with a unified message about the vital role ICWA plays in the lives of Native children and families all over the country.”

ICWA is so crucial because it ensures native children and their families stay together by requiring that “caseworkers provide active efforts to assist families, and if removal from the home is necessary, that they identify a child placement with family whenever possible. ICWA provides minimum federal requirements for state child custody proceedings, applying to children who are members of a federally recognized tribe or are eligible for membership.” As Native children are still overrepresented in the child welfare system—we must fight to uphold ICWA.

How Can You Participate?

Use the #ICWAForFamilies Social Media Toolkit
Help NICWA amplify the collective voice in support of ICWA by sharing #ICWAforFamilies on social media through Thursday, November 19. Find shareable graphics and posts for daily messages in the Social Media Toolkit.

Join the #ICWAForFamilies Tweet Chat
On November 19th, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time, join NICWA for the #ICWAForFamilies Twitter chat. Find the questions in the Social Media Toolkit.

Happy American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month!

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