The Office of Tribal Affairs is committed to supporting all Oregon tribal communities in thriving mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally.
Tribal Affairs works with all five ODHS programs to create and provide tribally appropriate programming, services, policies and support. Through tribal consultation with Oregon’s Nine Federally Recognized Tribes, ODHS ensures programming, services and policies meet the needs of Oregon tribal communities.
March is Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. In collaboration with WAHONE (We Are Here Native Oregon Employees) resource group, we are highlighting historic American Indian women who have impacted Tribes and Tribal communities in Oregon and throughout the Northwest. The historical significance of Native women is woven throughout many Tribes and Native culture across Indian Country. As we highlight these four women, we encourage you to research more historic Native women in observance of this month.
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Indian Child Welfare Act is being challenged
The U.S. Supreme Court will weigh the rights of states and the role of race in a challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022 in a case that pits several prospective adoptive parents and the state of Texas against the Indian Child Welfare Act — a federal law aimed at preventing American Indian and Alaska Native children from being separated from their extended families and their tribes.
Hear November 9 oral arguments
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