CTFC Monthly Highlights

January 2024 Monthly Highlights

  • Tribal Survey on Education Advocacy
  • Member Tribes at the White House
  • Welcome New CTFC Spring Law Clerks!
  • Tribal Subject Matter Experts Needed in Systems of Care Work
  • Thank You to Our Member Tribe Donors
  • Membership Spotlight and Case Corner
  • Upcoming Events & Meetings

December 2023 Monthly Highlights

  • 2023 at California Tribal Families Coalition
  • Tribal Leader Listening Sessions
  • SDM Version 3.5 Release
  • Membership Spotlight and Case Corner
  • Upcoming Events & Meetings

November 2023 Monthly Highlights

  • Happy Holidays and Solstice Season!
  • Federal Child Welfare Updates
  • Membership Spotlight & Case Corner
  • Upcoming Events & Meetings

October 2023 Monthly Highlights

  • Celebrating 45 years of ICWA
  • AB 81 Becomes a Two-year Bill
  • October Overdrive: CTFC’s Month of Engagement
  • San Manuel Tribal Advocacy Fellowship Application Open – Deadline Extended!
  • Membership Spotlight & Case Corner
  • Upcoming Events & Meetings

September 2023 Monthly Highlights

  • First Step in Federal Funding for Tribal Legal Representation – Input Needed
  • Thank you for celebrating 2022-23 Indian child welfare wins with CTFC!
  • 2nd Annual California American Indian Symposium on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • 2023 Legislative Session Updates
  • Membership Spotlight & Case Corner
  • Upcoming Events & Meetings

August 2023 Monthly Highlights

  • Native Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
  • Three Important CTFC Gatherings Planned for September
  • Federal ICWA Consultation
  • Membership Spotlight & Case Corner
  • Upcoming Events & Meetings

July 2023 Monthly Highlights

  • Beyond Brackeen: What Comes Next
  • Register Now for the 2nd Annual California American Indian Symposium on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Regional Ramp Up – Heading South
  • Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming CTFC Events
  • Upcoming Events & Meetings

June 2023 Monthly Highlights

  • U.S. Supreme Court Upholds ICWA…Time to Move Forward!
  • Tribal Dependency Representation Funding Deadline THIS FRIDAY
  • Share Your Story to Safeguard Families & Culture
  • Save-the-Date for the 2nd Annual CA American Indian Symposium on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • 2023 CA Statewide ICWA Conference: “Upholding ICWA Through Partnerships & Equity”
  • Upcoming Events & Meetings

May 2023 Monthly Highlights

  • Some Tribes in California Have Access to Attorney in ICWA Matters for the First Time
  • Explore the New Tribal/Regional Center Lookup Tool!
  • Introducing Summer 2023 Law Clerks
  • Legislative Updates
  • Upcoming Events & Meetings

April 2023 Monthly Highlights

  • CTFC’s Annual Meeting Provides Inspiration and Insight for 2023
  • Congratulations to Our New Board Members!
  • Inaugural San Manuel Tribal Advocacy Fellowship Recipient Announcement
  • Tribal Engagement on Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)
  • Celebrate Native Nonprofit Day by Supporting Tribal Families!
  • Upcoming Events & Meetings

March 2023 Monthly Highlights

  • – First Deadline Approaching for $13 Million in Tribal Funding for Child Welfare Programs
  • – CTFC Receives Irvine Foundation Leadership Award
  • – San Manuel Tribal Advocacy Fellowships Now Open!
  • – Lawsuit Targets Humboldt County and State for Discriminatory Treatment of Tribal Foster Youth
  • – Join Us at the CTFC Annual Meeting on April 27th 
  • – Inaugural CTFC Board of Directors Election
  • – Upcoming Events & Meetings

January 2023 Monthly Highlights

  • – CTFC Annual Meeting – March 30th!
  • – 2023 CTFC Board Nominations Still Open
  • – Tribal Dependency Representation Dollars – Step 1 Now Available
  • – Gathering of Tribal Social Services Directors
  • – Base Funding of $75k Available for Tribal Foster Home Support
  • Tribal Leaders Need on State Boards and Commissions
  • – Member Tribe Spotlight!
  • – Upcoming Events & Meetings

December 2022 Monthly Highlights

  • December, 2022 Monthly Highlights
  • – Tribal Priorities Introduced as the 2023-2024 Legislative Session Convenes
  • – 2023 CTFC Board Nominations Accepted Until December 29th
  • – Tribal Trainings on Developmental Disability Services Continue
  • – Upcoming Events & Meetings

November 2022 Monthly Highlights

  • November, 2022 Monthly Highlights
  • – CTFC Joins Tribes at US Supreme Court in Brackeen v. Haaland
  • – CTFC Establishes the California ICWA Institute Think Tank to Help Protect ICWA and Tribal Children
  • – Tribal Dependency Representation Dollars are on the Way
  • – CTFC Takes Part in Truth & Healing Council
  • – Brackeen Breakdown on December 2nd
  • – Upcoming Events & Meetings

October 2022 Monthly Highlights

  • October, 2022 Monthly Highlights
  • – Heartfelt Farewell to Executive Director, Delia Sharpe
  • – Native American Heritage Month: Culture is Healing Virtual Event November 3rd
  • – Tribes to Defend ICWA Before the U.S. Supreme Court on November 9th
  • – Inaugural Judges’ Dinner of Central California
  • – Brackeen Breakdown on December 2nd
  • – Upcoming Events & Meetings

September 2022 Monthly Highlights

  • September, 2022 Monthly Highlights
  • – CTFC’s Annual Dinner
  • – 2023 Summer Law Clerk Application is now open!
  • – Brackeen Breakdown continues
  • – CTFC Annual Report released
  • – Upcoming Events & Meetings

August 2022 Monthly Highlights

  • August, 2022 Monthly Highlights
  • – 100% of California Tribes Stand with ICWA!
  • – You’re invited to CTFC’s Annual Dinner on September 21
  • – 2022 Legislation End-of-Session Updates
  • – CTFC Hosts 3rd Listening Session on Developmental Disability Services
  • – Brackeen Breakdown on September 23!
  • – 2022 Call for Artwork Winner
  • – Upcoming Events & Meetings

July 2022 Monthly Highlights

  • July, 2022 Monthly Highlights
  • – Tribally Approved Homes for Native Youth Continues to Advance!
  • – CTFC Launches Survey of Developmental Disability Service Access in Tribal Communities
  • – Brackeen Breakdown on August 26!
  • – Welcome to our Newest Board Members!
  • – Upcoming Events & Meetings

June 2022 Monthly Highlights

  • June, 2022 Monthly Highlights
  • – 29th Annual Statewide ICWA Conference a Huge Success!
  • – Inspiration and Connections at 1st Annual California American Indian Disability Symposium
  • – Brackeen Breakdown on July 22!
  • – Call for Artwork!
  • – Upcoming Events & Meetings

May 2022 Monthly Highlights

  • May, 2022 Monthly Highlights
  • – AB 1862 Passes Out of the Assembly!
  • – 2022 California Statewide ICWA Conference & 1st Annual California American Indian Disability Symposium
  • – Critical Deadline for Supporting Tribes!
  • – Thank You to Our ICWA Conference Sponsors
  • – Upcoming Events & Meetings

April 2022 Monthly Highlights

  • April, 2022 Monthly Highlights
  • – 2022 California Statewide ICWA Conference
  • – 1st Annual California American Indian Disability Symposium
  • Brackeen Breakdown Webinars Continue!
  • – 2022 Child Welfare Legislation to Watch
  • – Welcome to CTFC’s Newest Members!

March 2022 Monthly Highlights

  • March, 2022 Monthly Highlights
  • – New Coalition-sponsored Legislation
  • – CTFC Outreach Corner
  • Brackeen Update
  • – 2022 Child Welfare Legislation to Watch
  • – California ICWA Case Corner
  • – Upcoming Events

February 2022 Monthly Highlights

  • February, 2022 Monthly Highlights
  • – LC4T has officially launched!
  • – New Coalition sponsored legislation
  • – 2022 California Statewide ICWA Conference
  • – Newest CTFC Member Tribes
  • – California ICWA Case Corner
  • – Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

January 2022 Monthly Highlights

  • January, 2022 Monthly Highlights
  • Brackeen still in Limbo – the fate of ICWA still uncertain
  • – LC4T Launch Party!
  • – CTFC Outreach Corner
  • – Newest CTFC Member Tribes
  • – California ICWA Case Corner
  • – Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

December 2021 Monthly Highlights

  • December, 2021 Monthly Highlights
  • – Congratulations to Federal Judicial Nominee, The Honorable Sunshine Sykes!
  • – The Yurok Tribe issues emergency declaration in response to the human trafficking crisis in Indian country.
  • – CTFC Outreach Corner
  • – Newest CTFC Member Tribes
  • – California ICWA Case Corner
  • – Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

November 2021 Monthly Highlights

  • November 29, 2021 Monthly Highlights
  • – UC Hastings College of Law to Finally Change its Name
  • – Sunset Rule Update
  • – KCRW Interviews Morongo and CTFC on Brackeen
  • – Newest CTFC Member Tribes
  • – California ICWA Case Corner
  • – Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

October 2021 Monthly Highlights

  • October 21, 2021 Monthly Highlights
  • – The latest update on Brackeen v. Haaland
  • – CTFC Outreach Corner
  • – RFA and AB 686
  • – California ICWA Case Corner
  • – Upcoming Dates and Deadlines
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September 2021 Weekly Highlights

  • September 13, 2021 Weekly Highlights
  • – LC4T Launches!!
  • – CTFC Strategy Session in preparation for CDSS Annual Tribal Consultation Summit
  • – Using a Public Health Lens to Work in the Child Welfare System
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  • September 6, 2021 Weekly Highlights
  • – Update on the Claudette White Tribal Court Education Equity Act (AB 1055)
  • – CTFC Summer 2022 Law Clerk Applications Now Being Accepted!
  • Brackeen v. Haaland Update
  • – California ICWA Case Corner

August 2021 Weekly Highlights

  • August 30, 2021 Weekly Highlights
  • – We’re almost there on AB 873! Letters of support to the Governor needed.
  • – CTFC invites YOU to attend a Tribal Strategy Session for the Annual CDSS Tribal Consultation Summit
  • AB 676 Implementation Infographic – Efforts to Correct the Resource Family Approval Process to include Indian Community Standards
  • August 23, 2021 Weekly Highlights
  • – Letters of Support Needed for AB 873;
  • – CTFC Annual Dinner;
  • CTFC continues to seek information about Tribal Youth who may have lost extended foster care benefits due to their tribal monies.
  • August 16, 2021 Weekly Highlights
  • – Family First Prevention Services Act in California and Guaranteed Income Pilot Program signed into Law;
  • CDSS RFA Southern Regional Consultation Session (August 18);
  • ICWA Specialist Certification Training Program Final Evaluation Report is complete;
  • – CTFC continues to seek information about Tribal Youth who may have lost extended foster care benefits due to their tribal monies.
  • August 9, 2021 Weekly Highlights
  • – CTFC sponsored legislation AB 873 Model Support Letter;
  • – Nominations open for the Not Invisible Joint Commission;
  • – CDSS is hiring an Associate Governmental Program Analyst for the ICWA Compliance Hotline;
  • – CTFC continues to seek information about Tribal Youth who may have lost extended foster care benefits due to their tribal monies.
  • August 2, 2021 Weekly Highlights
  • – Non-CTFC sponsored legislation updated letter;
  • – AB 477’s inclusion of Tribes;
  • – Thank you to UCLA Law Tribal Legal Development Clinic Students for legal research in Spring 2021;
  • – Save the Date for the CTFC’s Annual Dinner on September 22, 2021 and other dates.

July 2021 Weekly Reports

  • July 26, 2021 Weekly Report
  • – Upcoming Dates and Deadlines
  • – Good luck to all the Native American law grads taking the California Bar exam July 27 & 28! Shout out to our law extern, Michelle Castagne!
  • – CTFC seeks your support on AB 1055!
  • – Register for the 3rd Annual Noojimo’iwewin: A VAWA and ICWA Training hosted by Bay Mills Indian Community (link here).
  • California Indian Law Association‘s Native American Law Student Scholarship closes on July 31, 2021!
  • July 19, 2021 Weekly Report
  • – Upcoming Dates and Deadlines
  • – Seeking Info on Non-Minor Dependents losing access to benefits
  • – Updates on federal court litigation
  • – CTFC Staff training at the National Tribal TANF Institute
  • July 12, 2021 Weekly Report
  • – Upcoming Dates and Deadlines
  • – 28th Annual Statewide ICWA Conference Recap
  • – Resource Family Approval (RFA) Regional Consultation Sessions
  • – Integrated Core Practice Manual (ICPM) Guidebook and Tribal Engagement Meetings
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