The American Indian Law Journal and Seattle University are presenting a Spring Panel:
Reconciling Interests: A Focus on the Indian Child Welfare Act Beyond “Baby Veronica”
The “Baby Veronica Case” or Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl was a highly publicized dispute involving an Indian child caught in between the emotional and legal battles of the Cherokee Nation against non-Indian adoptive parents. Moreover, it highlighted the polarizing debates about social policies underlying the Indian Child Welfare Act, the purpose of which was to reverse the separation of Indian children from their families, and restore tribal authority over the welfare of Indian children. Join us for a panel discussion on this Supreme Court case, the future of ICWA beyond Baby Veronica, and if the competing interests of tribes, the government, and Indian and non-Indian parents are reconcilable.
Judge Richard Okrent, Snohomish Superior Ct.
David Babcock, Squaxin Island
Craig Dorsay, Dorsay & Easton LLP
Andrea Smith, Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe
Paul Echo Hawk, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Thursday, March 6, 2014
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Seattle Univ. School of Law
Sullivan Hall, Room C5
Reception to Follow
RSVP’s need to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 24th