Strategies & Innovations to Strengthen Indian Children & Families 907-1I
Adjunct Professor: Caroline Lobdell & Jessica Packineau
Class meets Tuesday May 28 - July 1
Time 9:00am - 11:00am Classroom: Lezak
The course takes a multi-disciplinary look at evolving family systems (boarding schools to urban populations), social controls (culture and ceremony), institutional structures (tribal, councils, state and federal courts and laws) violence data and racism. Students will discuss strategies and innovations to address contemporary issues in the application of Federal Indian law.
Students will review the historical and cultural aspects of ICWA as well as the practical application. Students will examine the recent changes to the Major crimes Act in relation to crimes which are a violation against women and children in Indian Country.
Guest speakers from such agencies as NICWA, NAYA, NARA, NAPOLS will provide the class perspective on working in Indian Country. Racism and its impact on Indian child welfare will be a core theme among the guest speakers. There will be a school-wide panel discussion the last week of the course.