2014 FBA Indian Law Conference Agenda

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Thursday, April 10, 2014 – Morning Session

PANEL 1. BABY VERONICA – TEXTING PATERNITY AWAY AND BRINGING ICWA INTO 21ST CENTURY

Natalie Landreth, Senior Attorney, Native American Rights Fund (Moderator)

  • Anita Fineday, Director, Casey Family Program, Indian Child Welfare Program
  • Heather Kendall-Miller, Senior Attorney, Native American Rights Fund
  • Sara Hill, Senior Assistant Attorney General for the Cherokee Nation
  • Jack Trope, Executive Director, Association on American Indian Affairs

PANEL 2. ELECTIONS 2014 – SHELBY COUNTY & THE IMPACT ON INDIAN COUNTRY
Natalie Landreth, Senior Attorney, Native American Rights Fund (Moderator)

  • Martin W. Aguilar, NAEIP Liaison, Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State
  • Laughlin McDonald, Director, American Civil Liberties Union, Voting Rights Project
  • Nina Perales, Senior Attorney, Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund
  • James T. Tucker, Attorney, Wilson Elser

LUNCH PROGRAM:
REPORT FROM THE INDIAN LAW AND ORDER COMMISSION – “A ROADMAP FOR MAKING NATIVE AMERICA SAFER”

Natalie Landreth, Senior Attorney, Native American Rights Fund (Moderator)

  • Troy Eid, Partner, Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Carole Goldberg, Professor, University of California Los Angeles School of Law

Thursday, April 10, 2014 – Afternoon Session

PANEL 3. SOVEREIGN ENERGY: POWERING THE DIGITAL AGE

Steven Paul McSloy, Partner, Dentons (Moderator)

  • Michon Ebon, Cultural Resource Coordinator, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony (Invited)
  • Carla Fredericks, Clinical Faculty, University of Colorado School of Law
  • Pilar Thomas, Deputy Director, Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Indian Energy
  • Lynn Slade, Partner, Modrall Sperling

CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSION 1
TRIBAL MEMBERSHIP IN A NEW MILLENNIUM: INCLUDING FUTURE GENERATIONS IN THE TRIBAL NETWORK

Angelique EagleWoman, Associate Professor, University of Idaho College of Law (Moderator)

  • Colin Cloud Hampson, Attorney, Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP
  • Danna Jackson, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, District of Montana
  • Hon. Bruce Plackowski, Chief Judge, Nez Perce Tribe
  • Christine Zuni Cruz, Associate Dean, University of New Mexico School of Law

PANEL 4. NEGOTIATING SOVEREIGNTY &THE OUTER LIMITS OF COMPACTS POST-RINCON

Steven Paul McSloy, Partner, Dentons (Moderator)

  • Little Fawn Boland, Partner, Ceiba Legal, LLP
  • Ray Halbritter, Nation Representative, Oneida Indian Nation of New York
  • Jeff Nelson, Counsel, Kanji & Katzen P.L.L.C.
  • George Skibine, Counsel, Dentons

Friday, April 11, 2014 – Morning Session

PANEL 5: RESERVATION INFRASTRUCTURE AS AN ECONOMIC DRIVER

Patrice Kunesh, Deputy Under Secretary, Rural Development, US
Department of Agriculture (Moderator)

  • Catherine Munson, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend
  • Bryan Newland, Counsel, Fletcher Law PLLC
  • Hon. Christine Williams, Chief Judge, Northern California Intertribal Court System
  • Elsie Meeks, State Director, Rural Development State Director, U.S. Department of Agriculture

PANEL 6: TRIBAL SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Patrice Kunesh, Deputy Under Secretary, Rural Development, US Department of Agriculture (Moderator)

  • Elizabeth Conway, Associate General Counsel, Mashantucket Pequot Tribe
  • Pratik Shah, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • William Wood, Associate Professor, Southwestern Law School
  • Jennifer Weddle, Partner, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Friday, April 11, 2014 – Afternoon Session

PANEL 7: INTERNATIONAL LAW: INDIGENOUS ISSUES ON AN INTERNATIONAL GRID

Angelique EagleWoman, Associate Professor, University of Idaho College of Law (Moderator)

  • Robert Tim Coulter, Director, Indian Law Resource Center
  • Tracey LeBeau, Director, Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, U.S. Department of Energy
  • G. William Rice, Professor, University of Tulsa College of Law
  • Rebecca Tsosie, Professor of Law, Arizona State University College of Law

CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSION 2
INTANGIBLE SOVEREIGNTY: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES IN INDIAN LAW

Steven Paul McSloy, Partner, Dentons (Moderator)

  • Suzan Shown Harjo, Poet and Policy Advocate
  • Marshall McKay, Chairman, Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
  • Trevor Reed, J.D. Candidate, Columbia Law School / Ford Foundation & Pre-Doctoral Fellow in Ethnomusicology, Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Paula Yost, Partner, Dentons

PANEL 8: THE ETHICS OF INTERFACING TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY

Angelique EagleWoman, Associate Professor, University of Idaho College of Law (Moderator)

  • Hon. Greg Bigler, Tribal Attorney and Tribal Court Judge
  • Cheryl Demmert Fairbanks, Counsel, Cuddy McCarthy, LLP
  • Matthew Fletcher, Professor, Michigan State University College of Law
  • Fawn Sharp, President, Quinault Nation
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