Please note that conference registration is now closed. Both sessions are full.

The Child Protection Coalition, in collaboration with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, is honored to be presenting a half-day conference on the Indian Child Welfare Act.

This year, we will have two screenings of a new documentary called Blood Memory. There will be a morning and afternoon session on Monday, November 4, 2019.

We have two speakers traveling from out of state to join us: Sandra White Hawk, who is the subject of the film, and Dr. Priscilla Day, professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

They will be joined by Chrissi Ross Nimmo, Deputy Attorney General of the Cherokee Nation, who will discuss the basic provisions of ICWA.

Mrs. White Hawk is Sicangu Lakota, enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and a United States Navy veteran. She was adopted at 18 months of age by a white missionary family. She returned to Rosebud, South Dakota, and began learning about her roots. Read more about Sandy White Hawk here.

Priscilla A. Day is currently on phased retirement at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Dr. Day served as department chair for two terms and also served as the director for the Center for Regional and Tribal Child Welfare for 12 years. She writes curriculum and trains for the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Her areas of research are American Indian family preservation and culturally competent practice. She is a consultant for the Capacity Building Center for Tribes, the Center for Native Child and Family Resilience, and the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute. She is an Anishinabe tribal member enrolled at the Leech Lake reservation.

Tulsa County court staff, tribal representatives, social workers, attorneys and OKDHS staff from permanency, adoption and CPS units are invited to attend.

Please choose between morning or afternoon session Monday, November 4, 2019, and register below. The film will be screened at Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis Ave. Breakfast and lunch will be served.