➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
Chronicle of Social Change – May 08, 2017
The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) came about because the federal government and states had a long history of treating Native American* parents as unfit just by their being Indian. As recently as the 1970s, mothers knew to hide their children when strange white sedans appeared on the reservation because social workers would scoop up children and quickly arrange for them to be adopted by white families, often in the Midwest or further east.
Information Gateway resource: Working With American Indian Children and Families: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/diverse-populations/americanindian/