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Oregon House OKs protections for Native Americans in foster care


February 21, 2020

SALEM. Ore. (KTVZ) -- Legislation to ensure Native American children within Oregon’s foster care system are protected and cared for in culturally appropriate settings passed the Oregon House on Thursday.

House Bill 4148 modifies Oregon's dependency code to align with the federal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and requires the Oregon Department of Human Services to provide biennial reports about American Indian and Alaska Native children in the child welfare system.


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