Introduction to the Indian Child Welfare Act - Policy, Practice and Perspectives

Event Description


This program is sponsored by the MSBA, HCBA, and RCBA.

This session is REMOTE-ONLY participation via Zoom from 12 PM to 2 PM.

Live Webinar:

The presentation examines the intergenerational trauma of federal American Indian policies that led to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). It also explores current policies and practices that impact Indian child welfare and their influence on the relational experience with the American Indian children and families we serve. We will hear perspectives from practitioners and the bench that illustrate the nuances of policy and practice.


Judge Stephen Smith, Second Judicial District
Bobbi Jo Potter, Ramsey County Social Services Department ICWA Manager
Jasmine Grika, Alia Innovations Sr. Associate Director of Learning
Sadie Hart, Ain Dah Yung Center Indian Child Welfare Compliance Monitor

CLE Credits:

2.0 Standard CLE Credits | Event Code: TBD


MSBA/HCBA/RCBA Members: $15
Non-Members: $50 
Law Student: Free

Deadline to register: June 15, 2022

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments:  Please register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form. If you need assistance, please contact the program manager.

Cancellations: Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.

Accommodations: The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager. Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:
Geen Mui

Register for this Event


Friday, June 17, 2022

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Live Webinar via Zoom