Indian Law Related Panels at AALS 2014

AALS Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples Section Program 2014:

“The Relationship Between Indian Law and Tribal Law”

Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 from 4:00-5:45 pm


Christine Zuni Cruz (New Mexico)


Samuel E. Ennis (Sonosky) & Caroline P. Mayhew (Hobbs Straus) – Federal Indian Law and Tribal Criminal Justice in the Self-Determination Era

Alexander Tallchief Skibine (Utah) – Constitutionalizing Tribal Sovereignty and the Legitimacy of VAWA

Suzianne D. Painter-Thorne (Mercer) – A Strange Kind of Identity Theft: Can Cultural Identity Be Stolen?

Jeanette Wolfley (New Mexico) – Tribal Environmental Programs: Providing Meaningful Involvement and Fair Treatment

And if you are going to AALS this year, please note that the Section’s Breakfast is also on Saturday Jan. 4, 2014 from 7:00-8:30 am.

Section on Law & Anthropology

Friday, January 3, 2014 from 8:30 -10:15 a.m.

Topic: “The Language of the Law in Indigenous Rights.” This program will deal with the concept of “language” in indigenous peoples’ claims, from real property to criminal justice, and from both instrumental/practical (e.g., law on Indian language revitalization) and theoretical perspectives about language (issues of meaning, translation, interpretation, and expression) as they inform advocacy and analysis in Indian law.


Kristen Carpenter (Colorado) & Angela Riley (UCLA), (Indigenous) Property Lost by Translation

Allison Dussias (New England Law School), Native American Languages & the Law

Matthew Fletcher (Michigan State),  Anishinaabe Law and The Round House

Carole Goldberg (UCLA), A Native Vision of Justice

Justin Richland (Chicago), Language of/as Cultural Patrimony: Negotiating NAGPRA in Hopitutskwa

Business Meeting at Program Conclusion.  Please attend if you would like to become more active in our section.  Leadership positions will be available.