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
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.
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Native American Heritage Commission 40th Anniversary Gala
To commemorate this milestone, the NAHC is hosting a gala celebration. The gala will be held in October 2016 in Sacramento, CA. This celebration will bring together state and local government officials, current and former NAHC commissioners, and tribal leaders from around California to commemorate NAHC’s 40th Anniversary. To view the flyer click here.
Office of the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, February 24, 2015