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Multiculturalism and Social Work | San Francisco State University

Why the Need for the Indian Child Welfare Act?

Author: George,-Lila-J.
Author Background:
Date 1/1/97
Type Journal
Journal Title: Journal-of-Multicultural-Social-Work;
Volume/Pages 5(3-4)
Subject Matter Social/Public Policy and Administration
Abstract Explores two historical periods that preceded the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978: the boarding and mission school era (1880s-1950s) and the Indian adoption era (1950s-70s). The assimilationist social welfare policy of thosetwo eras led to the eventual need for special legislation that protects tribal self-determination, heritage, and family preservation. Contains 23 references.