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In re A.U., D047847

Judgment terminating mother's parental rights is reversed where neither the court nor the social services agency met its duty to inquire into the minor's American Indian heritage, and that they did not provide notice to the child's prospective tribes and the Bureau of Indian Affairs in accordance with the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/12/2006
  • Published 07/12/2006


  • AARON, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Carl Fabian, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Minor.

  • For Appellees:
  • Joanne D. Willis Newton, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant., John J. Sansone, County Counsel, John E. Philips, Chief Deputy County Counsel, and Paula J. Roach, Deputy County Counsel, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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