Indian Child Welfare Act

The Indian Child Welfare Act began in 1978 and was designed to aid “at-risk” Native American people who are enrolled or eligible for membership in a tribe outside of the state of Minnesota. The Indian Child Welfare Program at the Minneapolis American Indian Center provides services that are culturally sensitive, essential and appropriate to meet the needs of Indian families experiencing difficulties within the Child Welfare System.

Contact the Program Director for more information at (612) 879-1714.

For more information about the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of 1978, resources, reports, technical assistance & training, or tools for compliance:

“Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children”
–Sitting Bull