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The National Indian Justice Center, Inc. (NIJC) is an Indian owned and operated non-profit corporation with principal offices in Santa Rosa, California. The National Indian Justice Center was established in 1983 through the collective efforts of the National American Indian Court Judges Association, the American Indian Lawyer Training Program, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs in order to establish an boy in Native American regalia independent national resource for Native communities and tribal governments.

The goals of NIJC are to design and deliver legal education, research, and technical assistance programs which seek to improve the quality of life for Native communities and the administration of justice in Indian country.

News and Announcements

Intertribal Long Term Recovery Foundation (ITLTRF)

ITLTRF is supporting the National Indian Justice and the Northern California Fire Recovery with this charity event. All funds raised from this run will be donated to support the recovery of American Indian people and communities affected by the 2017 wildfires. The course is located in beautiful Pauma Valley on the Pauma Indian Reservation. The entire route winds through orange groves and the foothill of Yuima. Participants are encouraged to run, walk, or jog the course. All finishers will receive a finishing medal, t-shirt, and tote bag. Local first responders and emergency agency partners will also be in attendance to share preparedness and recovery information after the race. To view the flyer and register for the event click here.

Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)

WASHINGTON – Furthering President Obamas Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) and Tiwahe initiatives that support American Indian and Alaska Native families and strengthen tribal communities, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Lawrence S. Roberts announced that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has published the final updated version of its 2016 Model Indian Juvenile Code, which was originally issued in 1988 – almost 30 years ago. To read the full announcements go to: http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc2-050414.pdf

National Center for State Courts

Judge Thorne

Retired Utah Court of Appeals Judge William A. Thorne Jr. has received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Center for State Courts. The award was presented to Thorne during the Utah State Courts annual judicial conference in Park City on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 by Mary C. McQueen, president of the national Center for State Courts (NCSC). To read the full article go to: https://shar.es/1E0bfA.