President's Committee on Arts and Humanities (PCAH) Award Ceremony from the White House Recognizes Tribal Youth Ambassadors Program
We are proud to share the link to the November 15, 2016 President's Committee on Arts and Humanities (PCAH) Award Ceremony from the White House. The Tribal Youth Ambassadors Program developed by the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center was one of twelve programs recognized and receiving an award from the First Lady of the United States, Mrs. Michelle Obama. Ms. Jayden Lim, a Pomo Indian, was selected to speak at the ceremony. Her speech begins at 21:40. It was a great ceremony honoring excellent people and programs. We encourage you to watch! To view the ceremony click on the link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Cxi_NEY3YTs
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
WASHINGTON – Furthering President Obama’s 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
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.