We invite you to participate in a two-part webinar series focused on the Fifth Circuit en banc decision in Brackeen v. Haaland (formerly Brackeen v. Bernhardt), the case concerning the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). 

The Protect ICWA Campaign has put together this special two-part webinar series to discuss the decision, its application, the implications for tribal and state agency practice in child welfare, and the potential next steps, including the possibility of an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Brackeen v. Haaland: Legal Implications
Date: Tuesday, June 15
Time: 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. PT 

Webinar Description:
Presenters will discuss the background of the Brackeen case and the Fifth Circuit’s en banc decision. The webinar will address the legal implications of the en banc decision with regard to the constitutionality of ICWA and the federal regulations, what the decision means for other ICWA cases, and what may be next for the case.

Presenters:
Erin Dougherty Lynch, Native American Rights Fund 
Dan Lewerenz, Native American Rights Fund
Sam Daughety, Dentons 
Brackeen v. Haaland: State Agency Practice Impacts and Tribal Advocacy  
Date: Thursday, June 17
Time: 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m.–Noon PT 

Webinar Description:
Presenters will discuss the child welfare practice implications following the Fifth Circuit’s en banc decision in Bracken v. Haaland. Presenters will also share advocacy strategies for tribal leaders and child welfare workers regarding proper implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Presenters:
David Simmons, NICWA
Angela Connor, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, NICWA Board of Directors
About the Protect ICWA Campaign
The Protect ICWA Campaign (the Campaign) was established by four national Native organizations: the National Indian Child Welfare Association, the National Congress of American Indians, the Association on American Indian Affairs, and the Native American Rights Fund. Together, the Campaign works to serve and support Native children, youth, and families through upholding the Indian Child Welfare Act. The Campaign works to inform policy, legal, and communications strategies with the mission to uphold and protect ICWA.