Can an indian tribe intervene as a party in an icwa case?
The Indian child’s tribe may intervene as a full party in any case where ICWA applies. The tribe is entitled to all rights afforded to any party in a proceeding, including the right to sit at the counsel table, the right to examine witnesses, and the right to be given copies of documents. The tribe has the right to intervene at any point in the proceedings, either orally or in writing.
25 U.S.C. § 1911(c); Welf. & Inst. Code § 224.4. ↑
Judicial Council of California, ICWA Information Sheet: Tribal participation in State court
proceedings governed by ICWA, http://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/icwa-Tribal-Participation-factsheet.pdf.