Category Archives: Announcements

NAICJA Award Nominations Open Through August 25

Link: Award criteria and nomination form The National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA) requests nominations for its judicial awards. There are four (4) NAICJA awards: the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Judicial Excellence Award, the Court Support Excellence Award and … Continue reading

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Register Now for the 2017 Indigenous Law Conference

Links: Tentative Agenda, Registration, TICA sponsorship and membership, Artist Asia Tail

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California Indian Legal Services’ 50th Anniversary Celebration

The event will be 9/22 in Sacramento. More information here. Congrats to CILS and thank you for all that you do! I got my start as a law student interning there in the late ’90s and have great memories of … Continue reading

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Lawrence Baca Wins FBA’s Sarah T. Hughes Civil Rights Award

Congratulations, Lawrence on this well-deserved honor!! Lawrence Baca’s Bio Lawrence Baca is a Pawnee Indian and at the time of his retirement was Deputy Director of the Office of Tribal Justice, United States Department of Justice. Formerly a Senior Trial … Continue reading

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Judge Tim Connors Honored as NCJFCJ Innovator of the Year

Full press release impact_innovation-pr edit From the press release: The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) announced two honorees of the 3rd annual Justice Innovation Awards recognizing the national Innovator of the Year and the Impact of the Year recipients: the Honorable … Continue reading

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DOI Consultation Notice on DOI Reorganization

Download(PDF): Tribal Listening Sessions on E.O. 13871: Reorganization of the Executive Branch Acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Michael S. Black, invites Tribal leaders to attend one of the listed listening sessions to provide input on improving “efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability” … Continue reading

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Press Release: Blackfeet Nation Ratifies Water Compact

It took 35 years for the Blackfeet Nation to control its own water Terri Hansen • May 10, 2017 In what the Blackfeet Nation is calling their most important development in a century, a majority of tribal members approved the Blackfeet Water Compact and Blackfeet … Continue reading

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Register Now for Upcoming Free Webinar on Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts

Download(PDF): Announcement Link: Registration NCJFCJ’s Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts: Key Components & Standards is Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 3PM ET.

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Line 5 Water Protectors Symposium Friday, May 19th, 2017

Download(PDF): Flyer For Immediate Release: Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians to Host ‘Line 5 Water Protectors Symposium’ on May 19th April 19, 2017 Peshawbestown, MI- The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will be hosting … Continue reading

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Webinar: Working in Tribal Communities to Protect Victims and Communities from Firearms in DV Cases

May 22, 2017 – 11:00am PT, 12:00pm MT, 1:00pm CT, 2:00pm ET Tribal communities face a variety of unique obstacles to removing firearms from individuals who are prohibited from having them due to civil protection orders (CPOs) or criminal convictions … Continue reading

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