Author Archives: Kate Fort

Brookings Institute on the Separation of Families

Here My research has failed to uncover a single example of how removing control, jurisdiction, or authority from tribal governments improves outcomes for the AIAN population. While tribal governments are not perfect by any means, it cannot be shown with … Continue reading

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Provide Comments on WI Pro Hac Vice for ICWA Attorneys Pending Rule

Well, since I did the California post yesterday on this, multiple people from Wisconsin reminded me that we all need to submit supportive comments there. Many thanks to NL for spelling it out in an email so I can just … Continue reading

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Rapid City News Article on Pennington Co ICWA Procedures

Sometimes the results change a little even when a court decision goes the wrong way: County to Stick with Current ICWA Hearing Procedures

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Tribal Law and Policy Institute is Hiring!

Announcement here: Program Specialist Job Announcement_Tribal Law and Policy Institute Education and/or Experience: Required: Bachelor’s degree; experience or demonstrated expertise in tribal justice systems and/or problem-solving courts Preferred: Juris Doctorate, Master’s degree, or other applicable advanced degree Strongly preferred: Four (4) … Continue reading

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California Eliminates Pro Hac Vice Barriers for ICWA Cases

In a celebrate-the-victories post, the state with the most number of ICWA cases has removed major barriers for out of state ICWA attorneys. California notoriously had some of the highest pro hac fees and tightest limitations on the number of … Continue reading

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Spurr v. Pope Decision in WD Michigan [Tribal Court Jurisdiction to Issue PPO]

33_Opinion and Order Briefing here: 21 Motion for PI 22 Response 23 Reply 26 DCT Briefing Order 30 Motion to Dismiss 31 Response 32 Reply

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GAO Report on Native Youth Involvement in the Juvenile Justice System

Here However, more Native American youth were involved in the federal system than their percentage in the nationwide population (1.6 percent). For example, of all youth arrested by federal entities during the period, 18 percent were Native American. According to Department … Continue reading

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ILPC/TICA 2018 Conference Nov. 15-16: First Panel

Unsure of whether to attend the ILPC/TICA Conference this fall? Over the next week, we’ll be giving you inside peeks into the panels we’re very proud to host. Register and come visit us on the banks of the Red Cedar this … Continue reading

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Eighth Circuit Dismisses Oglala Sioux v. Fleming Under Abstention Doctrine

Here. This is the long running (initiated before Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl) case that is attempting to address the due process and ICWA violations against Native families in Pennington Co., South Dakota. Brought by Oglala Sioux, Rosebud Sioux and … Continue reading

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Tribal Comments Needed for Notice for Proposed Model Family Foster Home Licensing Standards

Here is the link. Comments are due by October 1. By April 1, 2019, title IV-E agencies, which include all states and 12 tribes, must provide the HHS specific and detailed information about: ○ Whether the state or tribal agency … Continue reading

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