Legislative Action Item from MT State Democrats – 30 Jan 2023

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Montana House and Senate Democrats

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What: HB 317, Provide for the Montana Indian Child Welfare Act

Position: SUPPORT

When: Wednesday, February 1st @ 3 pm

Where: House Human Services Committee – Room 152 – Sign up to testify or submit written comment

Goal: 5+ in person/zoom, unlimited calls/emails

Talking Points:

  • The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is integral to protecting the best interests and well-being of American Indian children in Montana.

  • In 2020, American Indian children made up 9% of the state’s child population and 35% of the children in foster care.

  • HB 317 is essential for protecting Indigenous children in Montana and tribal sovereignty.

LAP_ Week Five.pdf

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