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Michigan’s Indian Child Welfare: A Dialogue with Tribal Governments and Organizations. Stacey M. Tadgerson, M.P.A., Director, Native American Affairs (NAA) Department of Human Service (DHS) November 11, 2011. Aanii (Hello). Today’s Overview. Learning Objectives.

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Michigan s indian child welfare a dialogue with tribal governments and organizations

Michigan’s Indian Child Welfare: A Dialogue with Tribal Governments and Organizations

Stacey M. Tadgerson, M.P.A.,

Director, Native American Affairs (NAA)

Department of Human Service (DHS)

November 11, 2011


Aanii (Hello) Governments and Organizations


Today s overview
Today’s Overview Governments and Organizations


Learning objectives
Learning Objectives Governments and Organizations

  • Understanding State & Tribal ICWA systems

  • Locating Policy & Procedure

  • Identifying Assets: Tribal & DHS Contacts


ICWA Governments and Organizations


Icwa federal mandates
ICWA - Federal Mandates Governments and Organizations

  • Identification of Indian child(ren)

  • Tribal Notification

  • Tribal Jurisdiction

  • Active Efforts

  • Tribal Intervention

  • Qualified Expert Witness (QEW)

  • Placement Priorities

  • Culturally Competent Services


Icwa michigan implementation
ICWA & Michigan Implementation Governments and Organizations

  • Training

  • Policy

  • Supervision

  • Case Reviews (QA)

  • MiSACWIS

  • Child & Family Service Plan (CFSP) - Administration for Children & Families (ACF)

  • DHS Strategic Plan – Tribal Consultation

  • Interwoven - Collaboration with tribal partners


Data & Quality Assurance Governments and Organizations


Dhs american indian child welfare data
DHS American Indian Child Welfare Data Governments and Organizations

(CPS/FC/Adoption/JJ/

Guardianship Cases)


American indian annual child welfare data
American Indian Annual Child Welfare Data Governments and Organizations

  • 2008 = 222

  • 2009 = 217

  • 2010 = 197

  • 2011 = 199


Dhs american indian data
DHS American Indian Data Governments and Organizations

4th Quarter 2011

(7/1/11 – 9/30/11)


American indian child welfare data 4 th quarter 2011
American Indian Child Welfare Data (4 Governments and Organizationsth Quarter 2011)

  • CPS Complaints 439

  • CPS Investigations 239

  • Foster Care 199

  • Adoption 46

  • Juvenile Justice 21


Data quality assurance
Data & Quality Assurance Governments and Organizations

  • Federal compliance (CFSR & IV-E)

  • NAA Indian Outreach Services (IOS) Case Reviews

  • Modified Settlement Agreement (MSA) & Original Consent Decree

    • Data Unit creation

    • MiSACWIS

    • Quality Assurance


Tribal Consultation Governments and Organizations


Tribal Governments and Organizations

Consultation

  • Title XX (Social Security Act)

  • President Clinton 2000 Executive Order 13175

  • President Bush 2004 Executive Order 13336

  • Governor Granholm Executive Directive 2004-5

  • FIA Tribal Consultation Plan

  • Presidential Memorandum – President Obama 2009 (Executive Order 13175)

  • DHS Tribal Consultation Agreements (2011)

    Native American Affairs Website (http://www.michigan.gov/americanindians)


DHS Dialogues with Tribes and Urban Indian Organizations Governments and Organizations

  • Tribal State Partnership (Quarterly Regional Meeting)

  • Urban Indian State Partnership (Quarterly Regional Meeting)

  • Michigan Indian Tribal Child Care Task Force

  • Individual Tribal Consultation Site Visits

  • Urban Indian Site Visits


Tribal dialogue
Tribal Dialogue Governments and Organizations

Evaluation & Quality Assurance

Establish Tribal Consultation Goals & Agreements

Project Focus

Assess Law, Policy, and Community Trends

Building Blocks Over Time


Tribal Governments and Organizations

Consultation Agreements

  • Bay Mills Indian Community (BMIC)

  • Hannahville Indian Community (Hannahville)

  • Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians (LVD)

  • Little River Band of Ottawa Indian (LRBOI)

  • Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (*Pending)

  • Nottawaseppi band of Huron Potawatomi Indians (Nottawaseppi)

  • Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians (Pokagon)

  • Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe (*Pending)

  • Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (Sault Tribe)



Types of Tribal IV-E Options Governments and Organizations

  • Direct Federal Tribal IV-E

  • State Administered Tribal IV-E


Direct Federal Tribal IV-E Governments and Organizations

  • Fostering Connections provided avenue for direct federal IV-E funding

  • ACF solicited Tribal IV-E Implementation grants

    • 6 Tribal Implementation grants were awarded

  • Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) was awarded a federal Tribal IV-E Implementation grant

  • Currently KBIC is operating under an extension to their Implementation grant

  • KBIC has been working with Mary Mehren and staff in DHS IV-E program (Federal Compliance) to develop their KBIC IV-E program


State administered tribal iv e
State Administered Tribal IV-E Governments and Organizations

  • Tribal Agreement Manual (TAM) IV-E Agreements (> 2010)

  • Draft Financial Tribal IV-E Agreements (< 2010)


State legislation policy
State Legislation & Policy Governments and Organizations

  • Fostering Connections bills are expected to be signed in November, 2011 for Michigan

    • http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(mbzvulfltj5t1qfdmidj0z45))/mileg.aspx?page=BillRecentActivity

  • IV-E audits are expected to start late Spring or early Summer 2013


Who s who
Who’s Who Governments and Organizations


Summary
Summary Governments and Organizations

  • ICWA

    • Federal requirements for state Indian child welfare practices

    • Native American Affairs (NAA) Policy regarding Indian child welfare in Michigan

  • Data & Quality Assurance

    • Modified Settlement Agreement (MSA) mandate compliance

    • 2010-2014 MDHS Child & Family Service Plan (CFSP) goals for Michigan (Safety, Permanency, & Well-being)

  • Tribal Consultation

    • Federal requirement for state human services (and various other agencies)

    • Mutual sharing of the tribal & state story in a goal-oriented and collaborative effort to improve the quality of life of American Indians in Michigan

    • Tribal Agreements


Resources
Resources Governments and Organizations

  • Native American Affairs (NAA) http://www.michigan.gov/americanindians

  • Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS)http://www.michigan.gov/dhs

  • National Indian Child Welfare Associationhttp://www.nicwa.org


Questions
Questions? Governments and Organizations


Stacey M. Tadgerson, M.P.A. Governments and OrganizationsDirector, Native American Affairs (NAA)235 S. Grand Ave.; Suite 216Lansing, MI [email protected]://www.michigan.gov/americanindians


Appendix
Appendix Governments and Organizations


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