In re Skyla G. CA2/1
In this dependency case (Welf. & Inst. Code, § 300 et seq.), E.G. (Mother) appeals from the juvenile court’s order terminating parental rights. She contends we must reverse the order because the court and the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) failed to comply with the duty to make further inquiry regarding the possible Indian status of her daughter, Skyla G., under section 224.2, subdivision (e), California law implementing the Indian Child Welfare Act (25 U.S.C. § 1901 et seq.; (ICWA)). Mother argues DCFS failed to interview her brothers (Skyla’s maternal uncles) as part of DCFS’s further inquiry under section 224.2, subdivision (e), and remand is required for DCFS to conduct this further inquiry. She also contends DCFS’s misspelling of the maternal grandmother’s name on the ICWA notices DCFS sent to the tribes was prejudicial and requires remand for DCFS to comply with the notice requirements under ICWA and California law.