Tribal Courts and Families: Three Judges Discuss Native American Sovereignty and the Indian Child Welfare Act

August 18, 2011

Theresa Pouley, chief judge of the Tulalip Tribal Court in Washington state, Michael Petoskey, chief judge of the Pokagan Band of Potawatomi Indians in Michigan, and William A. Thorne Jr., a Pomo/Coast Miwok Indian appointed to the Utah Court of Appeals, discuss misconceptions about the Indian Child Welfare Act and the advantages of transferring child welfare cases from state to tribal jurisdiction. This is one of three podcasts produced by Center For Court Innovation in collaboration with NCJFCJ (July 2011).

Click here to listen to the podcast.

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