Native American Resources
Below are some websites, publications and articles to help illustrate the historical trauma faced by Native Americans, and why culturally appropriate foster homes are so important for these children.
White Bison Wellbriety Training Institute: This sustainable grassroots movement provides culturally based healing to the next seven generations of Native people.
All My Relations, a film about the importance of cultural connections for Native American children. (44 min.).
Nak Nu We Sha Program, Yakama Nation. Reflect on the importance of foster homes within the Native community. (9 min.)
Important Issues in Indian Child Welfare. This is a panel discussion about the Indian Child Welfare Act and why it is important to our work with Native children. (1 hr)
National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) Disproportionality Statistics
Top 10 ICWA Myth Fact Sheet: Dispelling Myths about the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA)
NICWA Frequently Asked Questions
The Indian Child Welfare Act: A Family’s Guide: Answers to your questions about the Federal Law