This session will survey the rights provisions and protections within the Model Indian Juvenile Code.
Participants will engage in and discuss evidence provisions and the implications of more clearly defining processes and procedures related to confessions, interrogations, and admissions.
The session will also cover the potential for increased statutory rights for juveniles within a Tribal juvenile justice system (from the Indian Civil Rights Act to the Model Indian Juvenile Code provisions), as well as the right to counsel.
Course Presenter: The Hon. Pat Sekaquaptewa (Hopi), Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development, University of Alaska Fairbanks
This course is open to everyone interested in Tribal juvenile code/policy development.