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1 M ICHIGAN ’ S I NDIAN C HILD W ELFARE : A D IALOGUE WITH T RIBAL G OVERNMENTS AND O RGANIZATIONS Stacey M. Tadgerson, M.P.A., Director, Native American Affairs (NAA) Department of Human Service (DHS) November 11, 2011

2 Aanii (Hello)

3 Explore Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) implementationExplore Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) implementation 1 Data & Quality AssuranceData & Quality Assurance 2 Tribal Consultation (CFSP, IV-E, etc..)Tribal Consultation (CFSP, IV-E, etc..) 3 Today’s Overview

4 Learning Objectives Understanding State & Tribal ICWA systems Locating Policy & Procedure Identifying Assets: Tribal & DHS Contacts

5 ICWA

6 ICWA - Federal Mandates Identification of Indian child(ren) Tribal Notification Tribal Jurisdiction Active Efforts Tribal Intervention Qualified Expert Witness (QEW) Placement Priorities Culturally Competent Services

7 ICWA & Michigan Implementation 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

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9 Data & Quality Assurance

10 DHS American Indian Child Welfare Data (CPS/FC/Adoption/JJ/ Guardianship Cases)

11 American Indian Annual Child Welfare Data 2008 = = = = 199

12 DHS American Indian Data 4 th Quarter 2011 (7/1/11 – 9/30/11)

13 American Indian Child Welfare Data (4 th Quarter 2011) CPS Complaints 439 CPS Investigations 239 Foster Care 199 Adoption 46 Juvenile Justice 21

14 Data & Quality Assurance 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

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16 Tribal Consultation

17 Title XX (Social Security Act) President Clinton 2000 Executive Order President Bush 2004 Executive Order Governor Granholm Executive Directive 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)http://www.michigan.gov/americanindians Tribal Consultation

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19 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 DHS Dialogues with Tribes and Urban Indian Organizations

20 Building Blocks Over Time Project Focus Assess Law, Policy, and Community Trends Evaluation & Quality Assurance Tribal Dialogue Establish Tribal Consultation Goals & Agreements

21 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) Tribal Consultation Agreements

22 IV-E: D IRECT T RIBAL AND S TATE A DMINISTERED T RIBAL

23 Direct Federal Tribal IV-E State Administered Tribal IV-E Types of Tribal IV-E Options

24 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 Direct Federal Tribal IV-E

25 State Administered Tribal IV-E Tribal Agreement Manual (TAM) IV-E Agreements (> 2010) Draft Financial Tribal IV- E Agreements (< 2010)

26 State Legislation & Policy Fostering Connections bills are expected to be signed in November, 2011 for Michigan – z45))/mileg.aspx?page=BillRecentActivity z45))/mileg.aspx?page=BillRecentActivity IV-E audits are expected to start late Spring or early Summer 2013

27 Who’s Who LeadContact information Stacey Tadgerson, NAA (DHS) Mary Mehren, IV-E (DHS) Denneen Smith, MI Tribal Coalition (Tribes) Judy Heath, KBIC Deborah Buchanan, Quality Assurance (DHS) Karyn Ferrick, Legislative (DHS)

28 Summary 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 – 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

29 Resources Native American Affairs (NAA) Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) National Indian Child Welfare Association

30 Q UESTIONS ?

31 S TACEY M. T ADGERSON, M.P.A. D IRECTOR, N ATIVE A MERICAN A FFAIRS (NAA) 235 S. G RAND A VE.; S UITE 216 L ANSING, MI T ADGERSON MICHIGAN. GOV HTTP :// WWW. MICHIGAN. GOV / AMERICANINDIANS T ADGERSON MICHIGAN. GOV HTTP :// WWW. MICHIGAN. GOV / AMERICANINDIANS

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