No. 51125.

221 P.3d 1255 (2009)

In the Matter of the Parental Rights as to N.J. Dawn M., Appellant, v. Nevada State Division of Child and Family Services; and Faye Cavender, Respondents.

Supreme Court of Nevada.

December 24, 2009.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Law Office of John C. Brown and John C. Brown, Alamo, for Appellant.

Catherine Cortez Masto, Attorney General, and Shannon C. Richards, Deputy Attorney General, Carson City, for Respondents.

Before the Court En Banc.


By the Court, SAITTA, J.

In this appeal, we resolve questions concerning the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), 25 U.S.C. §§ 1901-63 (2006). Specifically, we address what evidentiary standards apply in parental termination cases involving the ICWA. We also consider whether the Existing Indian Family (EIF) doctrine, a judicially created exception to the ICWA, applies in those cases in which neither the Native American parent nor the...

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