Q: Is the western cherokee tribe of AR and Missouri protected by the icwa laws
A: ICWA applies to all "Federally Recognized Tribes" -- I am not an expert in Native American tribes (therefore you should consult someone who has extensive knowledge on the tribal recognition), but it is my understanding that Western Cherokee Tribe of AR and Missouri are NOT recognized as a federally recognized tribe. If this in fact is true then the federal ICWA would not apply.
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