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BIA Guidelines

The current Bureau of Indian Affairs guidelines for State Courts & Agencies in Indian Child Custody Proceedings can be found at http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-029637.pdf.

Follow this link for the final ruling on the UPDATED ICWA guidelines. This final rule is effective 180 days after its June 6, 2016 publication date listed in the Federal Register   http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-034238.pdf 

For information on frequently asked questions about the UPDATED ICWA guidelines:  http://www.indianaffairs.gov/cs/groups/xraca/documents/text/idc1-034295.pdf