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Draft Guidance on the Native American Children’s Safety Act

Here is the Dear Tribal Leader letter, the guidance, and the request for comments on it:  Draft Guidance for NACSA This bill and guidance puts certain requirements on tribes, tribal courts, and tribal social service agencies regarding foster care placements and … Continue reading

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Statewide Listening Sessions with Native Peoples in Massachusetts

Press release here: (Boston, July 9, 2015) – UMass Boston’s Institute for New England Native American Studies (INENAS) and Suffolk University Law School’s Indigenous Peoples Rights Clinic are pleased to announce a year-long, statewide project, Massachusetts Native Peoples and the … Continue reading

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Randall Akee: “The press for Native Hawaiian federal recognition is presumptuous”

From the Hawaii Independent. A response to this news. An excerpt: In moving forward, what should be done? The process for Federal recognition was a knee-jerk reaction to the Rice v. Cayetano decision. Surely there are other legal strategies and … Continue reading

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DOI Considers Procedures to Reestablish Government-to-Government Relationship with Native Hawaiians

Press release here. Federal Registry Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking here. 2000 DOI/DOJ Report on the Reconciliation Process here. FAQ here.

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Listening Session on the BIA ICWA Guidelines, April 15,

BIA letter here. The second listening session will be April 15th from 1:30pm-3:00pm at the NICWA conference.

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