Protect the Indian Child Welfare Act Rally
November 9 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am CST
Join in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 for an in-person event in support of ICWA during the Supreme Court oral arguments!
When: November 9, 2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Eastern
Location: Supreme Court of the United States, First Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20543
The Protect ICWA Campaign invite families, leaders, singers, dancers, traditional practitioners, elders, knowledge keepers, youth, and allies to join them in person as they respectfully demonstrate support for the Indian Child Welfare Act on this important day.
Join at 9 AM in front of the Supreme Court steps (1 First St, Northeast Washington, DC 20543) for a gathering in support of ICWA!
- 9-10am: Sign Making | Arrive early to make signs. They will have pre-made signs and blank posters/markers available as long as supplies last. If you would like to bring your own sign, please review Regulation Six on this website.
- 10am: Blessing & Invocation | Paul Day (Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe) will formally open the gathering with a blessing and invocation.
- 10am-12pm: Drumming, Songs, and Prayers will be offered in support of ICWA.
Please note: they will not be streaming live oral argument audio from the court.
For over 40 years, the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) has protected American Indian and Alaska Native kids by keeping them in the care of extended family or tribes whenever possible. On November 9, a small group of opponents in Haaland v. Brackeen will argue in front of the Supreme Court that those protections should be taken away. If opponents succeed in dismantling ICWA, they will have also cleared the way for a larger attack on Native families, Native land, and tribal sovereignty.
Please register and organizers will share more information regarding time, place, and activities with registered attendees. We hope to see you there!