The Origins of the Indian Child Welfare Act: A Survey of the Legislative History
This paper is prepared for the University of Michigan Law School Native American Law Students Association's annual Indian Law Day, April 10, 2009. The materials in this paper derive from an early draft of an amicus brief filed by the American Indian Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan in the Michigan Supreme Court case, In re Lee. The paper focuses on the legislative history of the Indian Child Welfare Act, with particular emphasis on Michigan.
Fletcher, Matthew. The Origins of the Indian Child Welfare Act: A Survey of the Legislative History. 2009. (Indigenous Law and Policy Center Occasional Paper 2009-04; available at http://www.law.msu.edu/indigenous/papers/2009-04.pdf) (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)