Category Archives: Author: Victoria Sweet

New Paper on Defending Morton v. Mancari

Andrew Huff and Tim Coulter have released “Defending Morton v. Mancari and the Constitutionality of Legislation Supporting Indians and Tribes”. Quote from the article Supporting and defending the Mancari decision and the rule that it stands for – that laws … Continue reading

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Report Released

From the Urban Indian Health Institute: We released a report today on the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in urban areas. This first-of-its-kind report aims to provide a comprehensive snapshot of the MMIWG crisis in urban … Continue reading

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NCJFCJ Statement Supporting ICWA

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, one of the oldest and largest judicial membership organizations in the country serving an estimated 30,000 professionals in the juvenile and family justice system has released a statement supporting ICWA. The … Continue reading

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CSKT 2018 Indian Child Welfare Legal Summit, September 12-13

Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes’2018 Indian Child Welfare Legal Summit The Montana Court Improvement Program, in conjuction with CSKT, would like to invite you to this interactive training designed to improve legal knowledge, skills, and practices in relation to Indian Child Welfare.  … Continue reading

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VAWA Reauthorization 2018

The Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Bill has been introduced today in the House by Representative Sheila Jackson Lee. Full text of bill available Final–VAWA 2018 copy Press Release from Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee here In addition, the National Indigenous … Continue reading

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End Trafficking of Native Americans Act

Press release here Full text of the bill End Trafficking of Native Americans Act of 2018 U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), members of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today introduced the End Trafficking of Native Americans … Continue reading

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Article: White Earth Combating the Opioid Epidemic

Great article highlighting the work that the White Earth Nation is doing to combat the opioid epidemic and its impact on the community. From the article: “From rescue to long-term sobriety support, White Earth offers some of the best, most … Continue reading

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Register Now, American Indian Justice Conference

FREE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY Register Now for the American Indian Justice Conference and Present Your Work at the All Nations Cafe December 7-8, 2017 Renaissance Palm Springs Agua Caliente Reservation, CA All Nations Cafe Session at the AIJC:  Join us for … 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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Statement on the First National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls

Statement from the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center,  Link Here The current reports of abduction and murder of American Indian women and girls are alarming and represent one of the most severe aspects of the spectrum of violence committed against … Continue reading

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