Native American Child Protection Act Now Includes Urban Indian Organizations

The Senate held a legislative hearing on the NCUIH-endorsed Native American Child Protection Act. The bill includes two updates for UIOs that were advocated for by NCUIH and noted by Heidi Todacheene, Senior Advisor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the Department of the Interior. In her testimony, Ms. Todacheene noted that the bill expands “services to be extended to the urban Indian organizations, and as you know those are critical services to help tribal communities, especially in places where American Indian, Alaskan natives don’t have access to some of the services on reservations.”

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