Date: 9:00am – 4:00pm PDT March 17
Location: Lewis & Clark Law School, Legal Research Center
Learn more and register at https://law.lclark.edu/live/events/223843-icwa-and-peace-circles-colloquium.
Lewis & Clark Law School’s Indian Law Program presents the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and Peace Circles Colloquium.
Welcome: Jennifer J. Johnson, Dean of the Lewis and Clark Law School
Prayer: Celeste Whitewolf, Esq.
Purpose: Cheryl Demmert Fairbanks,
Walter Echo-Hawk Visiting Professor. Lewis and Clark
Keynote Speaker: “The Indian Child Welfare Act and the Sacredness of the Family”
Sheldon Spotted Elk, Esq. Casey Family Foundation
Overview of ICWA, the Regulations, Guidelines, Case updates:
Shanna Knight, NICWA; Casey Foundation
“My Journey,” Carma Corcoran, Lewis and Clark School of Law
“Keeping the Child at the Center of the Circle”
Moderator: Carma Corcoran, Lewis and Clark School of Law
Peace Circle Models as an Option for working with Indian Child Welfare cases
Moderator: Nora Antoine, Mediator
Hon. Kevin Briscoe, Chief Justice, MBCI (MS Choctaw); National American Indian Court Judges’ Association (NAICJA), Vice President, Juvenile Peacemaking
Hon. Mike Jackson, Peacemaker, Peace Circles, Kake, Alaska
Hon. Mike Petoskey, Esq., Chief Judge, Pokegon Potawatomi Tribal Court, A Judicial Perspective: Culture and tradition and the teachings of the Seven Grandfathers
Resiliency Courts and Peace Reflections by Jurists
Presenters: Brett Lee Shelton, Esq., Native American Rights Fund (NARF); Hon. Tim Connors, Judge, Michigan State Court; Cheryl Demmert Fairbanks, Esq., NAICJA, Walter Echo-Hawk Visiting Professor Lewis and Clark School of Law
Reflections: Hon. Robert Yazzie, Navajo Nation, Chief Justice Emeritus; Shawn Watts, Esq., Columbia School of Law; Hon. Kathryn Tennyson, President National Council Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Closing Prayer: Hon. Robert Yazzie