Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Coalition Inc.

What We Do

We Educate

We Advocate

We Bring People Together

We envision all Native American children in Nebraska raised by loving Indian families, surrounded by the people, culture, and heritage that they know best.

Who We Are

  • We’re passionate and persistent people willing to take risks to protect the rights and cultural connections of Native children and youth in Nebraska.

  • We’re committed to listening to the voices of Native Americans, allies, and partners, honoring and amplifying their stories in ways that drive positive change.

  • We believe that every Native child gains strength and resilience from learning about their culture and heritage.
  • We will not stop until every Native American child in Nebraska benefits from what s/he/they is promised under the law.

How We Got Started

We all see the traumatic impact of the U.S. child separation policy on our southern border. What we don’t always see is the original U.S. child separation policy: removal of Native American children from their families and tribes.

The federal Indian Child Welfare Act protects Indian children’s rights and honors their cultural connections. It protects Native children from being unjustly removed. The law isn’t consistently respected in Nebraska.

As a grassroots collective—tribal, legal, social work and other professionals—we met consistently for nearly a decade. To amplify our impact, in 2018 we incorporated as NICWC, Inc.

Nebraska Judicial Branch Podcast

Listen to Misty Flowers, the Executive Director, and Jill Holt, the Training and Education Director, talk about NICWC and serving on the Consortium of Tribal, State, and Federal Courts.


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