Does the Indian Child Welfare Act apply to child custody cases in South Dakota?

No. The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) does not cover child custody cases which arise from a divorce or separation in South Dakota. ICWA only applies to termination of parental rights, foster care placement, and pre-adoptive or adoptive placements.   

Brooke Swier Schloss
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