ICWA Introductory Training for Tribes in Alaska

Alaska Native Justice Center (ANJC) is offering a comprehensive introductory training on the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) multiple times this year, and registration is now open. This two-day training covers various crucial aspects of ICWA, including its historical context, the ongoing necessity of its provisions, the Child in Need of Aid (CINA) state court process, active efforts, placement preferences, intervention strategies, qualified expert witnesses, transfer of jurisdiction, and the exercise of Tribal sovereignty.

The training sessions will be held four times throughout 2024. Three of these sessions will be conducted in person at Denali Tower North (2550 Denali Street, 16th Floor, Anchorage, Alaska 99503), while one session will be held virtually. The timings for all sessions are from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • April 24-25, 2024: in person
  • August 14-15, 2024: in person
  • October 10-11, 2024: virtual
  • November 7-8, 2024: in person

If you are employed by a Tribe or Tribal Organization, or if you serve in an official capacity for a Tribe, and you are interested in attending any of these training sessions, please visit the registration link at https://forms.gle/FTZn7ZNCKXbf2r2S7.

For further inquiries or information, please contact ANJC at (907) 793-3550 or via email at icwa@anjc.net.

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