A federal law preventing parents from taking custody battles across state lines did not apply to tribal nations, a federal appeals court ruled this week. Read the full article at NBC News.
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 Forum was created by Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Order in June and is the first entity of its kind to meet since the previous Tribal … Read more
The Michigan Tribal State Federal Judicial Forum, which was created this year and held its first meeting in Petoskey this week, provides an ongoing venue for all three jurisdictions to convene and improve working relations and communications. A priority for the Forum is addressing child welfare issues, and ensuring that our courts systems are meeting … Read more
Alaska SCT Rules that State Courts Must Give Full Faith and Credit to Tribal Courts in ICWA Cases. Visit the Turtle Talk blog post for information about the Simmonds v. Parks case.