• California Indian Law Association – 14th Annual Conference — October 16-17, 2014

    California Indian Law Association – 14th Annual Conference October 16-17, 2014 Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, Calif. Register Here: http://www.calindianlaw.org/2014-conference-registration.html Discounted Room Block at Pechanga Resort available Call 1-888-732-4264, and say you’re part of the Cal. Indian Law Association meeting. Thursday, Oct.

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  • NNALSA Website Login Information

    PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release September 22, 2014 CONTACT: Alex Kitson, NNALSA Public Relations Director nnalsa.publicrelations@gmail.com NNALSA Website Now Allows Members and Employers to Create a Private Login As part of our redesign, the National NALSA website now allows members and employers to create a private login.

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  • Unpublished ICWA Burden of Proof Case out of Michigan

    Here. The record demonstrates that although the trial court found that DP and AP were Indian children under the ICWA, the trial court did not apply the heightened “beyond a reasonable doubt” evidentiary standard of proof at the termination hearing as required under ICWA. Id.; 25 USC 1912(f).

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  • Peacemaking Training October 6-7, 2014

    Traditional Peacemaking: Exploring the Intersections Between Tribal Courts And Peacemaking, Including Alternatives To Detention Peacemaking Draft Agenda Oct 2014 Travel Logistics Peacemaking Training 2014 Date: October 6-7, 2014 Time: 8:30AM-5:00PM Place: Hard Rock Hotel – Catoosa, OK (Tulsa area).

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  • Report on Washington Plan to Change Its Water Pollution Levels

    Here’s the press release: New Report Documents Threat to Tribal Treaty Rights and Environmental Justice (Seattle) – The Washington State Department of Ecology is soon expected to propose new, higher, default fish consumption rates (FCRs) used to calculate allowable levels of contaminants dumped into state waters by industrial polluters.

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  • News Coverage of Justice Sotomoyor’s Visit to Oklahoma Indian Country

    Here is Tony Mauro’s “Arm in a Cast, Sotomayor Tours Oklahoma and Meets Tribal Leaders.” An excerpt: At an appearance on Sept. 11, Oklahoma City University president Robert Henry—formerly chief judge of the Tenth Circuit—asked Sotomayor to discuss her meeting earlier that day with “some of our native people.” Henry said, “I so much appreciated” that she met with tribal members.

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  • Yvonne Keshick Awarded NEA National Heritage Fellowship for Quillwork

    Here. A basket maker and porcupine quillwork, Yvonne Walker Keshick creates birchbark masterpieces realistically decorated with quills that depict natural images as well as cultural symbols of the Odawa tribe. Also a devoted teacher, she has developed resources and provided instruction to ensure this art form is passed down to others as it was to her.

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