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     Module 3      Further Inquiry and Notice

When Is Notice Required?

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ICWA notice is required when any of the following entities or persons in a case covered by ICWA knows or has reason to know that the child in the case is an Indian child as defined in ICWA:

Ideally, the information that a child is or may be an Indian emerges at the beginning of a case, through initial inquiry. But notice duties are mandatory regardless of how late in the proceedings reason to know that the child may be an Indian child develops. (See In re Kahlen W. (1991) 233 CA3d 1414, 1429.)

When is Notice Required?

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