Presenter(s)

Kimee Wind-Hummingbird, BS

Kimee Wind-Hummingbird currently serves as the Director of Children & Family Services Administration (CFSA) for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She has devoted 21 years to working within Indian child welfare. Her career began at Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare in 1999, and she joined the Muscogee (Creek) Nation CFSA in 2013. She is currently the Oklahoma Indian Child Welfare Association (OICWA) Vice President, as well as the OICWA Chair of the Public Relations Committee and Cochair of the Special Projects Committee, and she was previously the Chair of the Legislative Committee. Other community partnerships include being an active participant with Tribal/State Workgroup and the Tribal/State Workgroup Bylaw Subcommittee. Ms. Wind-Hummingbird feels very fortunate to spend time as an adjunct professor for Northeastern State University, where she instructs students on the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). In addition, she presents on ICWA every summer semester for the University of Oklahoma and at the Community Partnerships in the Master’s of Social Work Program. She also lends her expertise as a member of the Tribal Child Welfare Leadership workgroup developing the Tribal Core Competency Training through the Simulation Center at the University of Oklahoma Tulsa.

Ms. Wind-Hummingbird understands the importance of keeping Indian children with their families, within their communities, and connected to their culture. She shares this knowledge by educating other professionals throughout the nation on the ICWA. She hopes to strengthen the level of service afforded to all Indian children and tribes, thereby assuring the protection of all Indian children and the continuation of tribal cultures.

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