NABA-DC Virtual Brownbag Series – Open to ALL Students & Recent Grads Interested in Indian Law & Policy Careers in DC

Every summer, the Native American Bar Association – DC organizes events and programs for summer interns working in the field of Indian law and policy. As many internships have been cancelled or have gone virtual, NABA-DC is also making its summer programs VIRTUAL. The NABA-DC programs include the Brownbag Program and Mentorship Program. Through each program, interns will be able to virtually meet and engage with attorneys and policy staff currently working in DC on issues impacting Indian Country.

If you are interested in participating please sign-up here: https://forms.gle/aR8s2TZgRM3bQeZdA

Brownbag Program: The NABA-DC Brownbag Program is for interns working in the field of Indian law and policy. This summer, NABA-DC will host virtual Brownbag events with host offices such as government agencies, law firms, and non-profit organizations.  You will get a chance to directly engage with attorneys and policy advisors currently working in DC on issues impacting Indian Country.  You will learn about their own personal career paths and the issues they work on each day. If you have any questions about the NABA-DC Brownbag program, please contact nabadcbrownbag@gmail.com.

Mentorship Program: NABA-DC coordinates a mentorship program each summer to give interns working or interested in Indian law and policy a personal networking experience.  Interns are matched with professionals working in Washington D.C., with efforts made to find mentors who are working in the same fields the interns wish to enter, enriching the interns’ educational experience in D.C. and connecting practitioners with the next generation of Native leaders.  If you have any questions about the NABA-DC mentorship program, please contact nabadcmentorship@gmail.com.

RFP for Navajo Nation

Here. Due June 8.

Scope of Work: The selected contractor (attorney or law firm) will provide the following services to the Navajo Nation: Under the direction of the Navajo Nation Attorney General or her designee, the Attorneys, as independent contractors, will provide legal services to the Navajo Nation Office of the Attorney General in connection with Special Investigation and related litigation matters involving the legal interests of the Navajo Nation. Proposal should describe Attorneys expertise and work experience in the following areas:

• Special Investigation Work

• Civil and Criminal Litigation in Navajo Courts and Federal Court

• Evaluating Government Attorney Ethics Issues

NAICJA Thursday Webinar for Clerks

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Webinar Title: Administering Justice in Tribal Courts During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Rapid Response Webinar Series – Tribal Court Clerks

Date & Time: Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 1:00 pm-2:30 PM MST (90) minutes.

Webinar Narrative: The National American Indian Court Judges Association presents a webinar virtual panel & discussion with Tribal Court Clerks.

Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9zq-p7-vRry5qCOSEV7Pzw

Panelists: Hon. Ramona Tsosie, Pro Tem Judge, Las Vegas Paiute of Las Vegas; Court Manager, Fort Mojave Indian Tribe. Moderator: Nikki Borchardt Campbell, NAICJA Executive Director

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NAICJA Webinar on DV and PPOs During COVID

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Webinar Title: 
Administering Justice in Tribal Courts During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Rapid Response Webinar Series – Domestic Violence Issues (including Emergency Protective Orders)

  • Date & Time: Thursday, May 14, 2020 from 1:00 pm-2:30 PM MST (90) minutes.
  • Webinar Narrative: The National American Indian Court Judges Association presents a webinar virtual panel & discussion on domestic violence issues and tribal court responses issuing emergency protective orders and court hearings. Join and listen to Judge Shannon Prescott, Judge Joseph Wiseman, and Ms. Dawn R. Stover, discuss handling of domestic violence cases and court orders.
  • Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Tt06TP0nQsmP3khQlqwZqg
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  • Panelists: 
    Hon. Shannon Prescott, District Judge, Muscogee Creek Nation

Hon. Joseph Wiseman, Chief Justice, Round Valley Indian Tribes, Tule River Indian Tribe

Dawn R. Stover, Executive Director, Alliance of Tribal Coalitions to End Violence

  1. Moderator: Nikki Borchardt Campbell, NAICJA Executive Director

CB Letter to State and Tribal Leaders Regarding Families First and Kinship Funding

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The Family First Transition Act authorized and appropriated $500 million for this new one-time grant to assist with implementation of FFPSA and other child welfare activities. The funding is available to all states, territories and tribes approved to receive grants * * * in light of the current public health emergency and the increased burdens facing child welfare agencies, the Children’s Bureau has determined that we will not require a separate application for this funding. Instead, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will proceed to make awards to all eligible grantees as soon as possible. Acceptance of the grant by the agency will indicate its agreement to provide required programmatic and financial reports.