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Tribal Law and Government Conference: "The Indian Child Welfare Act: Past, Present and Future" (Departmental)

Friday March 07, 2014
9:00am - 4:30pm
Burge Union, Courtside Room
Each year, KU hosts the Tribal Law & Government Conference to explore organic tribal law, modern tribal governments and the evolution of tribal common law. This year's conference focuses on the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), one of the most sweeping statutes in federal Indian law. Intense interest in ICWA was recently sparked by the U.S. Supreme Court's consideration of and decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl in June 2013. The conference will explore: 1) the historical origins of ICWA, 2) the Court's decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, 3) the potential future of ICWA, and 4) ethical considerations related to ICWA. KU Law's annual Diversity in Law Banquet will follow the conference. Conference attendees are invited to attend the banquet.To register and learn more, please visit the conference website.