CTFC Monthly Highlights

Current 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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