Kristen Carpenter describes how in her view, Indian traditions, tribal law, and the ICWA all respect both individual and collective rights.
Matthew L. M. Fletcher notes that the federal government has a long, generally shameful history of saving Indians from themselves.
Sovereignty should not be used as an excuse to treat people differently based on race.
Matthew L. M. Fletcher describes the history and function of the legal system governing Indian tribes.
Timothy Sandefur argues that the ICWA treats people as objects, at times with devastating results.
Timothy Sandefur argues that the Indian Child Welfare Act is nothing to be proud of.
Walter Olson criticizes the Indian Child Welfare Act - but also much of the rest of our child welfare law.
Professor Kristen Carpenter explains the rationale for the ICWA and argues that it is not a piece of racial legislation.
Matthew L. M. Fletcher replies to Timothy Sandefur and defends the Indian Child Welfare Act.