The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) has upcoming training open for registration.
The REDress Project: October 23, 2021 through November 14, 2021
. Virtual Artist Talk: November 10, 2021, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Please register here
to receive more information and a link to the event.
St. Catherine University welcomes The REDress Project
, an outdoor exhibition created by Métis artist Jaime Black. The installation consists of red dresses suspended in a public space to mark the absence and evoke the presence of Indigenous women and girls who have gone missing or been murdered. Sponsored and presented by the Integrated Learning Series
, and organized in collaboration with The O'Shaughnessy
, this exhibition will take place on the campus quad, and marks the beginning of the next two-year series theme: Indigenous Thought Leadership.
Blood Memory Film Screening and Discussion:
The Second Judicial District Equal Justice Committee, in conjunction with Twin Cities Public Television, the Ain Dah Yung Center, and First Nations Repatriation Institute, is hosting a panel discussion of the documentary Blood Memory
on November 3, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The documentary features the experience of Sandy White Hawk, a Sicangu Lakota, who was removed from her family and placed with white missionaries more than 400 miles from her reservation when she was 18 months old.
The film will be available online from October 29, 2021 through November 3, 2021.
The panel will include Ms. White Hawk, William Thorne, former Utah Court of Appeals judge, state district court judge, and tribal court judge, and Dr. Priscilla Day, Professor of Social Work at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Please join for an engaging and instructive experience. The event is free, but registration
2021 CJI ICWA Courts Summit: Friday, November 19, 2021
(Hybrid event: in-person with option for remote participation via Zoom)
The Summit is an annual gathering of each of Minnesota's seven multidisciplinary ICWA Court Teams, as well as state and national ICWA experts. It is designed to enhance understanding and achieve full implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and the Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act (MIFPA) in each of the seven ICWA Court jurisdictions and in juvenile courts across the state. The goal is to improve court and stakeholder practices to achieve better outcomes for American Indian children and families.
This is an invitation-only event. Please contact the CJI
if you have questions regarding the Summit agenda or purpose.
State Court, through the Children's Justice Initiative (CJI)
, is putting on the following Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) trainings
for all child protection stakeholders in the area:
- Minneapolis - date TBD (temporarily postponed due to COVID-19);
- St. Paul - date TBD (temporarily postponed due to COVID-19);
- Duluth - date TBD (temporarily postponed due to COVID-19); and
- Bemidji - date TBD (temporarily postponed due to COVID-19).
To request virtual, targeted ICWA training in your area while in-person trainings are temporarily postponed due to COVID-19, please contact the CJI