Category Archives: Author: Victoria Sweet

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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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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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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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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