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The Oklahoma Indian Child Welfare Association Conference Planning Committee is seeking presenters for the 16th Annual Oklahoma Indian Child Welfare Conference entitled, “ICWA Stands: 45 Years of Strengthening Sovereignty and Protecting Culture”, to be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma on November 7th, 8th and 9th, 2023.  On June 15, 2023, the US Supreme Court victory upheld the federal ICWA law in the Haaland v. Brackeen case and remains fully intact.  Indian Country celebrates but the challenge of preserving Native families persists.   The conference goal and focus is to promote the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA) and Oklahoma Indian Child Welfare Act of 1982 (OICWA) through practices, laws, policies, historical reference, trauma resilience, tribal sovereignty, cultural preservation and services. 


Ultimately, our purpose is to promote collaborations through education with Tribal Child Welfare and all disciplines, such as federal and state agencies, behavioral health, law enforcement, officers to the court, juvenile justice, and therapeutic care.


This year’s conference will seek approval for Continuing Legal Education (CLE), Continuing Education (CEU) for licensed social work, behavioral health and counseling, and Counsel on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) credit hours.   


In order for your workshop to be considered, this application and all attachments must be completed and submitted. Each submission will be reviewed by the OICWA Conference Planning Committee for final approval.


All workshop proposals and attachments must be submitted no later than Friday, September 29, 2023.  The Oklahoma Indian Child Welfare Conference Planning Committee will respond with acceptance or non-acceptance to your application by October 4, 2023.

Presenter Information

Please note: The information below is REQUIRED. Presenter #1 is the contact within the workshop group who will receive all communications regarding the workshop. This person should be prepared to forward all details regarding the presentation to the rest of their workshop group. Each presenter must include a Resume’ or Vitae and a Biography of 60 words or less. If this presentation includes a panel, list each name serving on the panel.

Upload Resume' or Vitae

Check dates of availability:

November 7, 2023
November 8, 2023
November 9, 2023

Presenter #2 Information: (Please leave blank if there is not a co-presenter.)

Workshop Information
Can it be shortened or extended to fit a specified block of time for CEUs?
Degree of Difficulty
Type of Presentation (check all that apply)
Target Audience (check all that apply)
List 3 Presentation Learning Goals related to the ICWA/OICWA

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