Category Archives: Author: Victoria Sweet

Webinar: Protecting Victims and Communities from Firearms in Domestic Violence Cases

Protecting Victims and Communities from Firearms in Domestic Violence Cases: Collaborative Strategies April 26, 2017 – 11:00am PT, 12:00pm MT, 1:00pm CT, 2:00pm ET Is your community doing all it can to prevent firearms-related violence perpetrated by abusers in DV … Continue reading

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NAICJA 2017 Conference RFP

The National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA) invites presentation proposals for the 48th Annual National Tribal Judicial and Court Personnel Conference which will be held October 10-13, 2017, at the beautiful Isleta Resort & Casino in Albuquerque, NM. NAICJA’s Annual … Continue reading

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Richard Wagamese Walks On

A talented author who used his gifts to draw attention to the intergenerational trauma faced by his family and many others as a result of the Residential Schools in Canada. Such a loss at only 61 years old. Our deepest … Continue reading

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Ending Violence Against Indigenous Women as a Step Toward Empowerment – Event

Link to the announcement here TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER: Ending Violence Against Indigenous Women as a Step Towards Empowerment SAVE THE DATE Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:30 a.m. Salvation Army 221 E 52nd St. (Downstairs Room) New York, NY 10022 … Continue reading

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Alaska Tribal Court Selected for Dependency Court Project

The Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska Child Dependency Court under the leadership of Judge Debra O’Gara been selected by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) as one of six new courts to … Continue reading

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Congressional Resolution Aimed at Creating Awareness on Missing and Murdered American Indian and Alaska Native Women

Press release available press-release-hill-briefing-2_16_17 From the press release: “Indigenous women go missing twice—once in real life and a second time in the news” said Amanda Takes War Bonnet, Public Education Specialist of the Native Women’s Society of the Great Plains.  … Continue reading

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NCJFCJ Opening for Site Manager with Tribal Experience, Open Until Feb. 20

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has posted an opening for a site manager with substantial experience working with tribes and tribal courts. Applications will be accepted until February 20. For the complete job description click here … Continue reading

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New: ICWA Guide for Tribal Governments and Leaders

New from the Capacity Building Center for Tribes: ICWA Guide for Tribal Governments and Leaders. Available here, pdf here. Our Children, Our Sovereignty, Our Culture, Our Choice A word from the authors: Our tribes are threatened by the removal of … Continue reading

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Ysleta del Sur Chief Judge Lawrence Lujan Appointed Commissioner to Texas Supreme Court’s Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families

From the National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA) Facebook Page: NAICJA Vice President Appointed Commissioner to the Texas Supreme Court’s Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families Our Tribal Courts not only serve our sovereign communities but also … Continue reading

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Indian Law Resource Center Accepting Applications for 2017 Fellowships

From the announcement: The Indian Law Resource Center is a non-profit legal advocacy organization that provides legal advice, assistance, and representation to Indian tribes and indigenous communities throughout the Americas. We are also committed to developing new attorneys in the … Continue reading

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