Broward County Women Lawyers' Association

The Broward Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers


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Date - 11/30/2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Broward County Bar Association’s Native American Committee and Broward County Women Lawyers’ Association present:

Indian Child Welfare Act after Brackeen v. Halaand: History and a Path Forward

1.0 General and 1.0 Bias Elimination CLE Credits and 1.0 State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice Certification Credit (Approved)

Date: Thursday, November 30, 2023

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Location:  BCBA Conference Center (1051 SE 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316)

Cost: $25 BCBA/BCWLA Members; $45 Non-members; Free BCBA Judiciary


This presentation will discuss the most recent challenge to the ICWA in the Supreme Court decision Brackeen v. Halaand issued earlier this year. The panel will provide background and information on the distinct differences between Native American population, culture and its relationship with the Constitution as a political entity and not simply a minority classification. The panel will also discuss the impact of Brackeen and what the Court did and did not consider in affirming the authority of Congress to enact legislation regarding Federal Indian Tribes.

Moderator/Speaker: Robert O. Saunooke, Esq., Citizen of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and Native American Law Professor

Speakers: Panel of ICWA Experts 

Judge Jose Izquierdo – Handling ICWA cases in dependency and holding court on the Seminole Reservation in Hollywood

Stan Wolfe – Tribal Court Director at Seminole Tribal Court
Edward Ornstein – 
General Counsel Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida

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