AUGUST 5-7, 2020

2nd Annual

Noojimo’iwewin: 
THE VIRTUAL

VAWA and ICWA Training

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

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

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.

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AUG 5-7, 2020

ABOUT THE EVENT /

Featured trainers include: 

  • 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

Minnesota Continuing Legal Education approved (10 Standard and 1 Elimination of Bias).

AT A GLANCE SCHEDULE / ET

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

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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