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Wednesday, November 06, 2019Community

OICWA 12th Annual Conference

United for Our Children, Our Sovereignty, Our Future

The conference includes a two and one-half-day agenda that features a plenary session, twenty-two (22) workshops, keynote address, evening dinner and cultural presentations, door prizes, and silent auction. CEU, CLE, LPC, LMFT, CLEET, Foster Care and DHS Training Credit Approved.

The Wednesday one-half day agenda will offer two Plenary Speakers with expertise on a national level. Sheldon Spotted Elk (Northern Cheyenne) is a Director at Casey Family Programs and has extensive expertise on Tribal law, child welfare, and juvenile issues. Mr. Spotted Elk will be presenting a workshop on “ICWA 101”. Jaia Lent from Generations United will be presenting on “Kinship Navigator Programs”. The Evening Program will include a game night hosted by OICWA and a Membership Drive.

The first full day will begin with an Opening Ceremony and Welcome from the Apache Tribe Chair-woman Laurie Gooday-Ware. The Keynote Speaker and Address will feature Sandra “Sandy” Whitehawk (Sicangu Lakota), Founding Director of the First Nations Repatriation Institute. Sandy is an international Indigenous child welfare advocate who uses personal experience in adoption and trauma recovery to mentor and repatriate adoptees throughout Indian Country.

Sandy Whitehawk and co-facilitator, Priscilla Day, will share...  More >>

Wednesday, November 06, 2019 2:30 PM
Apache Casino Hotel
2315 E Gore Blvd
Lawton, Oklahoma 73501

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