SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — An organization designed to improve links between tribal, state and federal courts is focusing on American Indian child welfare and domestic violence crimes during Continue reading Michigan Judicial Organization Discusses Indian Child Welfare Issues
“We want to spend a moment to celebrate the successful reunification of families in foster care and honor the professionals who work in this field,” Sankaran began. “This is one Continue reading Washtenaw (MI) Trial Court Celebrates Reunification Day
Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act – Termination of Parental Rights Read the full decision at the National Indian Law Library website.
In any child custody proceeding involving Indian children, all parties should understand there are significant legal and procedural requirements that must be met before parental rights to Indian children may be Continue reading Michigan Court of Appeals Reverses Termination of Parental Rights; Cites Indian Child Welfare Act Standard
Toward that end, the LTBB Head Start Center employs a language teacher to teach children and staff their Native language of Anishinaabemowin. Sometimes the kids are so excited that they Continue reading Tribal Program Spotlight: The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan Head Start Center
Synopsis: (from the opinion) “This consolidated child welfare dispute involves three dockets. In Docket No. 315510, respondent-mother, M. McCarrick, appeals of right the trial court’s March 13, 2013 order removing Continue reading In re McCarrick/Lamoreaux, October 23, 2014 (Michigan)
The Michigan Tribal State Federal Judicial Forum convened October 27-28 in Petoskey to review and adopt its charter and address the importance of judicial leadership in child welfare issues. The Continue reading Tribal, State, and Federal Courts Met to Expand Collaboration on Child Welfare Issues (Michigan)