NCJFCJ’s Article on the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018

Here: NCJFCJ FFPSA In Session Fall 2018 

Originally published in the Fall 2018 edition of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ (NCJFCJ) members-only magazine, In Session. To receive future issues of the magazine, become a member of the NCJFCJ by clicking here.

Tamastslikt Cultural Institute Exhibits Andy Warhol Panels “Cowboys and Indians”

From OPB here. An excerpt

The 10 panels and additional material are on loan to Tamastslikt from the Rockwell Museum in Corning, New York. Tamastslikt curator Randall Melton says the images are evenly divided among the Cowboys — iconic western figures like General Custer and John Wayne — and Indians — images Warhol obtained from what became the National Museum of the American Indian.

Melton explains, “People kind of give you the ‘Huh? How does that fit into a tribal interpretive center?’ “

He says this show is a departure from the museum’s usual cultural program, but an intentional one. The Tamastslikt show marks the first time these works have travelled. They’re typical of Warhol’s style — photographs, done up in silkscreen, then painted with lots of vibrant color.

Dorothy Cyr, a tribal member who works next door at the Wild Horse Casino, brought her 12-year-old son Zech to see the show.

“It was nice,” the younger Cyr said, strolling amid the panels. “It was really odd the way he uses his art, how he made all the colors.” Dorothy Cyr added, “I think it’s a great opportunity for our tribe to have such works displayed on our reservation.”

Coverage of Final Day of Wisconsin Chippewa Tribes Night Deer Hunting Trial

Ruling is expected before November.

Wisconsin Public Radio story here.

Minneapolis Star Tribune story here.

Day one coverage is here and day two coverage is here.

Coverage of Day Two of Wisconsin Chippewa Tribes Night Deer Hunting Trial

Wisconsin Public Radio story is here.

Coverage of day one is here.

Coverage of Day One of Wisconsin Chippewa Tribes Night Deer Hunting Trial

Story is here. The trial is scheduled to last a week.

Previous coverage (and links to other related material) is here.

A Historic Assertion of Water Rights by the Klamath Tribes

An excerpt from the Oregonian

In March, after 38 years of work, the state found that the tribes’ water rights dated to “time immemorial,” making them by far the most senior. That means the tribes will get water to protect fish in traditional fishing grounds, including two species of suckers on the endangered species list.

Farmers irrigating through the federal government’s 1905 Klamath Reclamation Project, covering roughly 200,000 acres that draw from the lake, will also get water, though they’ll face restrictions, too.

But “off-project” irrigators on about 150,000 acres above the lake generally have junior water rights to reclamation-project irrigators. They’ll have to tap wells if they can or see their water supplies reduced or shut off.

The AP story is here.

The administrative law decision and other materials can be found here.

Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde RFP for Code Development

The Tribal Nation of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, located in Northwest Oregon, is seeking Requests for Proposals from interested individuals, legal service providers, agencies or law firms to develop new Tribal ordinances, revise current ordinances, develop self-help packets, and develop local rules for the Court.  For questions contact Angela Fasana, Tribal Court Administrator, at  Proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. on June 28, 2013.

RFP CTGR Code Development