Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Program
The Indian Child Welfare (ICWA) Act only applies to cases where children are taken into protective custody by the State or in adoption and guardianship cases. The provisions of ICWA do not apply to divorce or child custody cases between private parties.This program's main goal is to reunify native children who have been taken into protective custody by state agencies - with their birth parents. If that is not possible, the ICWA Caseworker works to ensure that the· child's Native culture and the child's Native identity are protected.
Tribal Family Caseworker / Outreach Caseworker
The STA Tribal Family Caseworker works with families to strengthen and empower them through advocacy with programs outside of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska which provide services to our Tribal Citizens. The Tribal Family Caseworker is available to listen, to support, and to assist you and your family to navigate stressful situations successfully.