BRIMLEY, Mich. — Picking up where last year’s training left off, Bay Mills Indian Community sets out to host its third annual Noojimo’iwewin: A VAWA and ICWA Training, Aug. 4-6. The event is hosted both in-person at the Bay Mills Horizon Center and online via Zoom. Once again, this timely training focuses on issues of child welfare, domestic violence, and community healing. Registration is free and still open!
Those who will attend in-person must book their room by at the Bay Mills Resort & Casino by Tuesday, July 27 using the training room block information. If you have any questions, please contact Neoshia Roemer at email@example.com. This training is made possible by the Office of Tribal Justice’s TJS funding and organized by The Whitener Group.
This course is approved for 9.25 (including 1.25 Elimination of Bias) Minnesota Continuing Legal Education credits and this course is approved by the NASW-Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative for 9 credits.
Bryan Newland, Nominee for Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs, Department of Interior
Bryan Newland is a citizen of Bay Mills Indian Community (Ojibwe), and was born and raised on the Bay Mills Reservation on the southern shore of Lake Superior. He recently completed his tenure as the elected President of Bay Mills Indian Community, where he previously served as Chief Judge of the Bay Mills Indian Community Tribal Court. From 2009 to 2012, Newland served as a Counselor and Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Interior – Indian Affairs under President Obama.
Newland is a graduate of the Michigan State University College of Law, with a certificate from the Indigenous Law and Policy Center. He also received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University. He is married to Erica Newland, and they have two children – Graydon and Meredith.
See below for 1) Applicant Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership’s Limited Objections to the Notice of Intervention of the Attorney General; (2) Applicant Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership’s Limited Objections to the Petitions to Intervene Filed by The Bay Mills Indian Community, The Grand Traverse Band Of Ottawa And Chippewa Indians, Little Traverse Bay Bands Of Odawa Indians, and Notttawaseppi Huron Band Of The Pottawatomi; (3) Applicant Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership’s Objections to the Petitions to Intervene Filed by The Michigan Environmental Council, Tip Of The Mitt Watershed Council, The National Wildlife Federation, For Love Of Water, The Environmental Law & Policy Center, And Michigan Climate Action Network and Certificate of Service.
A pre-hearing was scheduled Wednesday August 12, 2020 at 1:00PM. Petitions to intervene from Bay Mills Indian Community, Grand Traverse Band, Little Traverse Bay Bands, and Nottawaseppi Huron Band below. In addition, the Attorney General is now intervening in the proceedings and Enbridge has asked for a rehearing which is also below.
The Bay Mills Indian Community (Gnoozhekaaning) will host Noojimo’iwewin: A Virtual VAWA and ICWA Training, August 5-7, 2020. Streamed digitally via Zoom, the conference invites law enforcement officials, attorneys, and social work advocates from all communities to look forward from domestic violence. This training is tuition free. Register here.