Author Archives: Kate Fort

2018 TICA/ILPC Conference Nov. 14-16: Agenda and Registration

The time has come yet again! The best conference around, held in beautiful East Lansing, Michigan during the best time of year, is now accepting registrations! The conference page is here, which includes the tentative agenda and a link to … Continue reading

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Dear Tribal Leader Letter Regarding Alaska Land into Trust Consultations

Here. The letter is dated July 2–sorry for the delay in posting. Public Meeting Wednesday, August 1, 2018 1 :00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. Juneau, AK Tribal Consultation Friday, August 3, 2018 1 :00 p.m. -3 :00 p.m. Ketchikan, AK ANC … Continue reading

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Saginaw Chippewa Healing to Wellness Court on Michigan Public Radio

Here.

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Withdrawal of Solicitor’s Opinion Regarding Land into Trust for Alaska Tribes

A day after Tara Sweeney, an Executive Vice President of Arctic Slope Corporation, was appointed as the Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs, the Department of Interior Solicitor’s Office withdrew a previous opinion regarding the authority of the government to take … Continue reading

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New Mexico’s Children’s Law Institute Conference Call for Presentations

2019 Call for Workshop Proposals I was just asked to speak at this event, and they also forwarded the call for presentations. So submit something, and we can hang out while we educate! We are looking for 1.5 hour long … Continue reading

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More Comments Needed! Now on Title IV-E/Families First Developments

Here. DUE JULY 22. This one is arguably a little more complicated than usual, but also not inherently nefarious. Here’s a very quick overview (with thanks to Jack Trope for his recent presentation up at Grand Traverse Band for all … Continue reading

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Judge Byrne’s Essay on Family Separation in Time

Here. Judge Byrne has been a leader at NCJFCJ, an ally to tribal judges through NAICJA, and a strong proponent and supporter of ICWA. She’s also a state court judge in Texas.

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Statement from the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on Child Separation at the Border

Statement_June2018 The United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples joins the concern expressed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and others regarding the situation of families, children, and individuals being detained in the United … Continue reading

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2018 ICWA Agents for Notice Includes Incorrect Contact Information

ETA: This is NOT limited to California I have received word that some information in the 2018 Fed Reg ICWA Agents for Notice publication is completely (and wildly) incorrect, even though the information in 2017 was correct (and hadn’t changed): “It … Continue reading

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2018 Designated Agents for ICWA Service

Here! Apparently last year I threatened some of you with embarrassment if you didn’t use these, which I’m not doing this year (but seriously, use these. Do not send notice to the tribal newspaper [yes, that has happened]).  

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