PROTECT ICWA INSTAGRAM TOOLKIT

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

On November 9th, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Brackeen v. Haaland on the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) — a 45-year-old law that was put into place to provide procedural safeguards and address the systematic removal of Native children from their families, communities, and cultures.

ICWA has broad support from 497 Tribal Nations, 62 Native organizations, 23 states and DC, 87 congressional representatives, 27 child welfare and adoption organizations, and many others. Yet, despite such wide-ranging support, there is still the possibility of this 45-year old law being overturned, which would have devastating impacts on Native families, cultures, and tribal sovereignty.

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DAY OF ACTION PLAN

We need your help and support with an Instagram campaign! Share with your followers and inspire them to learn more about ICWA.

WHEN

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 beginning at 9 am EST.

HOW

  • Share the carousel (6 slides total) on your Instagram page at 9am EST or later on November 9
  • We ask that you please tag IllumiNative (@illuminative) on each slide

WHAT

We appreciate your solidarity, support, and advocacy. We have included an example of a caption, yet you are welcome to write your own. All we ask is that you use the following hashtag: #ProtectICWA

SAMPLE CAPTION

ICWA protects Native children, and we need to #ProtectICWA.

Today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments about the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). If this 45-year-old law were to be dismantled, it would have devastating consequences on Native families and Tribal sovereignty.

Use your voices and let #SCOTUS know that we are here to #ProtectICWA.

Join this campaign and download the slides at #LinkInBio {please add illuminative.org/protect-icwa-toolkit/ to your bio or Linktree}

To learn more about ICWA and the case, visit icwa.narf.org.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Visit the National Indian Child Welfare Association website for more information.

Visit Native American Rights Fund for more information.