I have 10 years of experience, and specialize in the field of Indian Child Welfare Act with specific knowledge in the areas of active efforts, burden of proof and culturally relevant services. I have published on such topics as treatment of Native Americans in the justice system. I have testified 10 times on topics such as Indian Child Welfare Act active efforts, burden of proof and culturally relevant services. I have had the privilege of working with and becoming part of a culture that few Americans have cared to understand beyond the romantic figure of the Native American Indian. I have worked with, lived with and been made a part of the lives of Native Americans in Nebraska and South Dakota for more than 40 years.