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The National Indian Justice Center, Inc. (NIJC) is an Indian owned and operated non-profit corporation with principal offices in Santa Rosa, California. The National Indian Justice Center was established in 1983 through the collective efforts of the National American Indian Court Judges Association, the American Indian Lawyer Training Program, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs in order to establish an boy in Native American regalia independent national resource for Native communities and tribal governments.

The goals of NIJC are to design and deliver legal education, research, and technical assistance programs which seek to improve the quality of life for Native communities and the administration of justice in Indian country.
























President's Committee on Arts and Humanities (PCAH)  Award Ceremony from the White House Recognizes Tribal Youth Ambassadors Program

We are proud to share the link to the November 15, 2016 President's Committee on Arts and Humanities (PCAH) Award Ceremony from the White House.  The Tribal Youth Ambassadors Program developed by the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center was one of twelve programs recognized and receiving an award from the First Lady of the United States, Mrs. Michelle Obama.  Ms. Jayden Lim, a Pomo Indian, was selected to speak at the ceremony.  Her speech begins at 21:40.  It was a great ceremony honoring excellent people and programs.  We encourage you to watch! To view the ceremony click on the link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Cxi_NEY3YTs

Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)

 WASHINGTON – Furthering President Obama’s Generation Indigenous (“Gen-I”) and Tiwahe initiatives that support American Indian and Alaska Native families and strengthen tribal communities, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Lawrence S. Roberts announced that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has published the final updated version of its 2016 Model Indian Juvenile Code, which was originally issued in 1988 – almost 30 years ago. To read the full announcements go to: http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc2-050414.pdf

National Center for State Courts

Judge Thorne

Retired Utah Court of Appeals Judge William A. Thorne Jr. has received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Center for State Courts. The award was presented to Thorne during the Utah State Courts’ annual judicial conference in Park City on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 by Mary C. McQueen, president of the national Center for State Courts (NCSC). To read the full article go to: https://shar.es/1E0bfA.



News: California Governor Brown signs SB406 - the California Tribal Court Civil Money Judgment Act into law today.

News: The California Franchise Tax Board Tribal Leaders Consultation Session report has been posted to FTB’s website