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Friday, May 10 • 1:45pm - 3:15pm
What is Past is Prologue: The Indian Child Welfare Act

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Presenters will use the Fishbowl method to facilitate a discussion on recent ICWA cases, including cases that attempt to find the Act unconstitutional. The discussion should allow the audience to better understand arguments behind support and opposition of the Act.

If time constraints limit the time of the session, we request to present a 1 hour and 30 minute session on the Indian Child Welfare Act.

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Sarah Carver

Attorney, Project Coordinator, Pro Bono Training Academy, Alaska Legal Services Corporation
Sarah Carver began her legal career in 2010 as a staff attorney for Alaska Legal Services in the rural Nome, Alaska office. In her role as a staff attorney she consulted with tribes on ICWA cases. In 2015 she transitioned to a new position as the project coordinator for ALSC's Pro... Read More →

Yvonne Galey

Senior Staff Attorney, Oklahoma Indian Legal Services
Yvonne Galey has worked at OILS since 2006. She has practiced law in Oklahoma since 1992, and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Before working at OILS, she was in private practice in Norman, Oklahoma. Yvonne serves the tribes in the east-central area of Oklahoma... Read More →
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Steve Hager

Senior Staff Attorney, Oklahoma Indian Legal Services
Steve Hager has worked at OILS since 1990. He is the author of "The Indian Child Welfare Act: Case, Regulation, and Analysis," now in its 22nd edition. He services the tribes in the Northern part of Oklahoma. Hager serves as a judge for the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, and sits on the Supreme Court for the Kaw Tribe of Oklahoma. He also teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma College o... Read More →
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Stephanie Hudson

Executive Director, Oklahoma Indian Legal Services
Stephanie C. Hudson (Kiowa) is the Executive Director of Oklahoma Indian Legal Services, Inc. A native Oklahoman, Stephanie has worked as an attorney at OILS since 2000. She graduated from the Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1993. She previously worked as a coordinator for... Read More →

Niki Lindsey

Senior Staff Attorney, Oklahoma Indian Legal Services
Niki Lindsey has worked at OILS since 2002. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2001. She has spoken frequently on the issues of Domestic Violence and its effects on children and families. Niki has been appointed as Guardian ad Litem for numerous... Read More →

Nikole Nelson

Alaska Legal Services Corporation, Executive Director
Nikole Nelson is the executive director of Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC), Alaska’s only statewide provider of free civil legal assistance to low-income Alaskans. Nikole oversees ALSC’s 12 offices and a 50+member staff who are scattered across the vast and remote State... Read More →

Greg Razo

Board Chair, Alaska Legal Services Corporation
Greg Razo is chair of the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission, a member of the board of directors of the Alaska Federation of Natives, Chair of Alaska Legal Services Corporation, vice chair of the Alaska Native Justice Center and an adjunct professor for Alaska Pacific University... Read More →

Friday May 10, 2019 1:45pm - 3:15pm EDT
Marriott Ballroom Salon 8