The MOFE has a great newsletter/email list on education-related bills moving through the legislature. I’m sharing the link to that here in case anyone would like to sign up: Montanans Organized for Education (mofeactionfund.org)
Montana House and Senate Democrats
*hearing dates and times are being regularly rescheduled, if a hearing has changed, it will be indicated with a yellow highlight
What: HB 317, Provide for the Montana Indian Child Welfare Act
When: Wednesday, February 1st @ 3 pm
Goal: 5+ in person/zoom, unlimited calls/emails
The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is integral to protecting the best interests and well-being of American Indian children in Montana.
In 2020, American Indian children made up 9% of the state’s child population and 35% of the children in foster care.
HB 317 is essential for protecting Indigenous children in Montana and tribal sovereignty.