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What's New - Archive

July 17, 2022
How 75,847 Signatures Helped Restore Jim Thorpe's Place in Olympic History

July 15, 2022
How Indian Boarding Schools have Impacted Generations | Part One: Survivors

July 10, 2022
Elders Are Finally Talking About Their Indian Boarding School Experiences; The Stories Are Heartbreaking

Supreme Court will hear Indian Child Welfare Act Cases this Fall – What that means for Indian Country

June 29, 2022
Supreme Court Rules State has Concurrent Jurisdiction in Indian Territory

June 22, 2022
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Testifies In Historic Hearing On Indian Boarding Schools

June 15, 2022
Secretary Haaland Announces Members of First Tribal Advisory

June 2, 2022
Army to return 8 more Native children buried at Carlisle

May 26, 2022
Indian Boarding Schools: After Kamloops, a Year of Reckoning and Initial Steps Toward Reconciliation

May 19, 2022
Indian Boarding Schools: Senators Letter Requesting Commission Bill Hearings S2907

May 13, 2022
The Longhouse build at the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center is underway

May 11, 2022
ABA Support for H.R. 5444, the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act

U.S. counts Indian boarding school deaths for first time but leaves key questions unanswered

May 5, 2022
US panel to focus on Native missing, slain cases

July 9, 2020
Landmark Supreme Court Decision: McGIRT v. OKLAHOMA

October 11, 2019
Historical Society of the New York Courts, Judicial Notice, Issue 14, 2019

March 19, 2019
The First Annual ICWA Conference to be held on April 10, 2019

September 23, 2015
New Yok State Department of Motor Vehicles Recognition of Tribal Court Orders

Comity Rule – Final – (signed by CAJ Prudenti)

February 25, 2015
Department of Interior ICWA Guideline

February 24, 2015
Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces Revised Guidelines to Ensure that Native Children and Families Receive the Full Protection of the Indian Child Welfare Act

Jan 20, 2015
"Federal Funding Opportunities for Implementing VAWA’s Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction: FY 2015 CTAS Purpose Areas #3 and #5

Event Overview: Beginning March 7, 2015, all federally recognized tribes will be able, if they so choose, to exercise the special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians, as authorized by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. However, this expanded jurisdiction, similar to the enhanced sentencing authorized by the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010, includes numerous due process protection requirements that can be costly for a tribe to implement. There is some federal funding available to assist in this implementation, including funding for tribal courts, for law enforcement, and for victims services. This webinar will explore the FY 2015 Coordinate Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS), and how several of these purpose areas can be used. Representatives from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) will be on the line to answer any specific questions regarding their relevant purpose areas. This webinar is offered as part of the resources of the Inter-Tribal Working Group. This webinar will be recorded and will be available at

December 3, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder Delivers Remarks During The WhiteHouse Tribal Nations Conference

June 26, 2013
Executive Order Establishing the White House Council on Native American Affairs

August 2012
Current List of ICWA Designated Tribal Agents for Service of Notice

August 2012
Updated NYS Office of Children & Family Services ICWA Compliance Desk Aid

October 5, 2010
Full faith and credit accorded to tribal court child welfare ruling

Announcement (Sup.Ct. declines to hear appeal in Hogan v Kaltag)  

August 9, 2010
Second Circuit rejects Oneida claims for ancestral land compensation
Oneida Indian Nation v. County of Oneida

July 29, 2010
US Enacts Tribal Law and Order Act

Summary of comprehensive new law to aid tribal criminal justice
Text of Act

July 26, 2010
Fostering Connections: Tribal Child Welfare

Resource Center website     
Specific Resources on Tribal Issues

Webinar held on August 12, 2010:
"Supporting Tribal Child Welfare through a Better Understanding of the Opportunities Under Fostering Connections"    

June 15, 2010
United States BIA Recognizes Shinnecock Tribe

See New York Times Article

April 2, 2010
DOJ Launches Comprehensive Web Site for Tribal Communities

New Tribal Justice and Safety Website

January 11, 2010
Obama measures to improve tribal/federal consultation

Obama directive for Exec. Dept. Heads  (74 FR 57881, 11/9/09)
DOJ Press Release: Reforms to Improve Public Safety (1/11/10)
Memorandum for U.S. Attorneys, D.A.G. David Ogden (1/11/10)




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