Tag Archives: Michigan

Confederation of Michigan Tribal Education Directors Seek Public Comment on Social Studies Standards

PUBLIC COMMENT IS OPEN FROM: APRIL 10, 2019-MAY 9, 2019 Announcement/guidance form here. To comment online, use the online Social Studies Standard Survey. Scroll to the second paragraph and click “online survey.” For more information and suggestions, see pages 3-4 … Continue reading

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Native American Heritage Fund Now Accepting Applications

More information here.

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Call for Proposals: Edweying Naabing // Looking at the Past and Present Symposium at MSU

Edweying Naabing // Looking at the Past and Present Symposium Michigan State University September 20-21, 2019 Proposals due May 30, 2019 PDF version here. Marking the 200th commemoration of the Treaty of Saginaw, MSU’s American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program, … Continue reading

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Anishinaabe Racial Justice Conference Registration Open

2nd Annual Anishinaabe Racial Justice Conference May 24-26, 2019 Baraga, MI Visit the event page for conference details and to register. For more information please email samajack@umich.edu.  

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Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Fridays. Any posts received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that Friday’s announcements. If you would like to submit a post for an open Indian law or leadership job, please send a … Continue reading

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Internship and Apprenticeship Opportunities with the American Indian Health in Family Services in Detroit, Michigan

Information on Apprenticeships American Indian Health and Family Services I-LEAD has five (5) paid apprenticeships available. These apprenticeships can help master the knowledge, skills, and behaviors to help you become successful. If interested, please submit a letter of interest that … Continue reading

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VAWA Conference in Michigan

The Grand Traverse Band is hosting a VAWA Conference June 25-26, 2018 at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Acme, Michigan. Registration is free, but space is limited. For more information, please see the flyer and the agenda for the … Continue reading

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Michigan and Oregon Adopt Pro Hac Vice Court Rules for ICWA Cases

Edited to add that Nebraska deserves credit for codifying this back in 2015, which I knew and forgot until today when I was doing some research. The provision is at Neb. Rev. Stat. 43-1504(3), a citation which I have now memorized … Continue reading

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Michigan Superintendent of Schools Seeks to Fine Schools That Don’t Drop Mascots

Article here. This is primarily in response to the most recent action of the Paw Paw School Board to retain their racist mascot (after a particularly contentious Board meeting). Article here. This is also after the Michigan Department of Civil … Continue reading

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Child Welfare Article in the Lansing State Journal

Here. While not ICWA-specific, the concerns raised in this article regarding representation, admitting at adjudication, and the lack of independent experts are also reasons for ICWA non-compliance. Parent advocates say Michigan erects a wall between kids and their families because … Continue reading

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