Conference on ICWA, Competent Jurisdiction, and Peacemaking, July 29-31 in Albuquerque

A conference will be held July 29-31, 2015 at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM.

Day one will be devoted to discussing ICWA, its original intent, and current court cases around the country that have impacted ICWA compliance.

Day two is focused on the term “competent jurisdiction” and how it has been interpreted. Participants will discuss ways that tribes can help educate parties in the legal system to understand cultural and sovereign rights.

Day three will explore the potential for implementing peacemaking in tribal legal systems, particularly in the context of children in need of care.

Full agenda here: Agenda For July 2015 ABQ.