AUGUST 5-7, 2020

2nd Annual

Noojimo’iwewin: 
A VIRTUAL

VAWA and ICWA Training

Brought to you by Bay Mills Indian Community & OJS Tribal Justice Support.

In order to protect the community of Bay Mills and conference participants, this important training will be hosted online for 2020.

A multi-disciplinary training geared toward child welfare and domestic violence advocates to implement effective service and advocacy strategies in cases involving child welfare, domestic violence, or both.

WHEN /

AUG 5-7, 2020

WHERE /

Online Platform - Zoom 

ABOUT THE EVENT /

A multi-disciplinary training geared toward child welfare and domestic violence advocates to implement effective service and advocacy strategies in cases involving child welfare, domestic violence, or both.

 

Minnesota Continuing Legal Education (CLE approval pending).

 

Featured trainers will include (more TBA): 

  • Rachel Carr, Executive Director, Uniting Three Fires Against Violence

  • Hon. Megan K. Cavanagh, Justice, Michigan Supreme Court.

  • Hon. Jocelyn Fabry, Chief Judge, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

  • Prof. Kate Fort, Director, Indian Law Clinic, Michigan State University Law, Indigenous Law Program

  • Dr. Megan Gunnar, University of Minnesota

  • Ashley Kay Harding

  • Sandy White Hawk, Elder in Residence, ICWA Law Center

  • Lenny Hayes, Executive Director, Tate Topa Consulting

  • Hon. Eric Mehnert, Chief Judge, Penobscot Nation

  • Hon. Leah Parish, Chief Judge, Bay Mills Tribal Court

  • Neoshia R. Roemer, Staff Attorney, MSU College of Law, Indigenous Law & Policy Center

  • Addie Smith, MSW & JD, Tobin Smith Consulting

  • Sheldon Spotted Elk, Director, Indian Child Welfare, Casey Family Programs

  • Victoria Sweet, Program Officer, Indigenous Communities, NoVo Foundation 

  • Hon. Ron Whitener, Retired Chief Judge, The Tulalip Tribes & The Whitener Group

Noojimo’iwewin - healing others, healing of the heart and mind as well as illness

AT A GLANCE SCHEDULE /

Wednesday - August 5, 2020

11:00 - 11:30

Welcome

& Conference Overview

 

11:30 – 12:30

Keynote 1  

Setting the Stage: Where is Bay Mills now? Where do we want to go?

 

12:30 - 1:00

Lunch/Break

1:00 – 2:00

BREAKOUT SESSION 1

 

Social Services Track: Child Welfare and Substance Abuse

Law Enforcement Track: Balancing Defendant’s Rights and Victim’s Rights

2:00 - 2:05

Break 

2:05 – 3:30

Plenary Session 1

MI Tribal-State Consortium: Government to Government Relationships in Domestic Violence and Child Welfare Matters

 

3:30 - 3:35

Break 

3:35 – 4:00

Reflection and Community Healing I: Generational and Systemic Trauma

 

Thursday - August 6, 2020

11:00 - 12:15

Keynote 2

Violence against Men and Boys

 

12:15 – 12:45

Lunch/Break

12:45 – 1:45

BREAKOUT SESSION 2

 

Social Services Track: Identifying Human Trafficking

Law Enforcement Track: Policing Human Trafficking in Tribal Communities

1:45 - 2:00

Break 

2:00 – 3:30

Plenary Session 2

Adverse Childhood Experiences

 

3:30 - 3:35

Break 

3:35 – 4:00

Reflection and Community Healing II: Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care

 

Friday - August 7, 2020

11:00 - 12:15

Plenary Session 3

Working with Individuals and Families with Substance Abuse Concerns Tips for the Non-Mental Health Professional

 

12:15 – 12:45

Lunch

12:45 – 1:45

BREAKOUT SESSION 3

 

Social Services Track: Child Welfare & DV in Tribal Courts After COVID-19

Law Enforcement Track: Balancing Victim’s Right and Children’s Needs in DV Cases

1:45 - 2:00

Break 

2:00 – 3:30

Plenary Session 4

Healing Families from Intergenerational Trauma

 

3:30 - 3:35

Break 

3:35 – 4:00

Reflection and Community Healing III: Trauma and COVID-19

 

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