Law & Society Indian Law Roundtable — Saturday, May 31, 2014

Kate Fort and Carrie Garrow organized a nice group of fabulous Indian law scholars, if we don’t say so ourselves, for the 2014 Law & Society meeting. Please join us!

Changing the Inequalities of Indian Law

Sat, 5/31: 10:15 AM  – 12:00 PM
0422
Roundtable Session
Saturday Session 2
University of St. Thomas
Room: MSL 235
This Roundtable looks at contemporary issues in both federal and tribal American Indian law. The fundamental inequalities surrounding federal Indian law will be engaged through discussions of ethics, statutory interpretation, sovereign responsibilities and constraints, and tribal customary law.

Chair

Carrie Garrow, Syracuse University College of Law

Discussant

Kathryn Fort, Michigan State University College of Law

Participant(s)

Kirsten Carlson, Wayne State University Law School
Matthew Fletcher, Michigan State University College of Law
Stephen Gasteyer, Michigan State University
Colette Routel, William Michell College of Law
Wenona Singel, Michigan State University College of Law
Victoria Sweet, Michigan State University College of Law

There are also other great panels at L&S:

CRN 34 (Law and Indigeneity): Tribal Peoples and Governing Structures

Fri, 5/30: 8:15 AM  – 10:00 AM
0539
Paper Session
Friday Session 1
Hilton Minneapolis
Room: DR room 2
Indian nations operate their own governments within the structures and spaces of federal, state and local governments. These complex relationships raise compelling and pressing questions about how tribal nations structure their own governing institutions, how they can be structured within the spaces in which they operate, and how they interact with these other governments. This panel explores these dynamics both from the perspective of how tribes structure their own governments and how tribal peoples and nations relate to other, non-tribal governmental entities and institutions. The papers provide insights into the dynamics and functioning of tribal and non-tribal governments and the position of tribal peoples in relation to them.

 

Chair/Discussant

Kirsten Carlson, Wayne State University Law School  – Contact Me

Keywords

INDIGENEITY AND FIRST PEOPLES

Presentations

Comparative Institutional Competency and Sovereignty in Indian Affairs

Presenter

Michalyn Steele, Brigham Young University  – Contact Me


Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission Case Study

Presenter

Kekek Stark, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission  – Contact Me


Legislating (Tribal) Recognition

Presenter

Kirsten Carlson, Wayne State University Law School  – Contact Me


Tribal Constitutions as Historical Documents

Presenter

Keith Richotte, University of North Dakota School of Law  – Contact Me

AND:

Tribal Justice in California

Fri, 5/30: 10:15 AM  – 12:00 PM
0633
Roundtable Session
Friday Session 2
Hilton Minneapolis
Room: Salon B
A video featuring Chief Justices serving courts in the two largest tribes in California, Yurok and Quechan, will precede the discussion. We’ll see the judges in their courtrooms and engaging in their communities. We’ll see them working with state court counterparts to address problems such as law enforcement response time on tribal lands, dual jurisdiction issues, and access to court services; and at the Tribal Court/State Court Forum working to model cooperation, identifying problems of mutual concern and seeking to coordinate approaches for enforcing court orders.
The discussion:
The federally imposed jurisdictional constraints; the different kind of judge- one engaged in her tribal community; the different kind of court- one pressing against jurisdictional and financial constraints toward restoring sovereignty and overcoming the ravages of history; and the different kind of justice- not by strangers and not directed at punishment, but rather a restorative approach.

 

Chair/Discussant

Ruth Cowan, Ralph Bunche Institute  – Contact Me

Participant(s)

Hilary A. Soderland, University of Washington School of Law  – Contact Me
Jennifer Walter, California Administrative Office of the Courts  – Contact Me
Hon. Anita Fineday, White Earth Band of Ojibwe  – Contact Me
Hon. William Thorne, ret. Utah Court of Appeals and Tribal Court Judge  – Contact Me
Hon. Claudette White, Quechan Tribe  – Contact Me

Keywords

CITIZENSHIP AND NATION
INDIGENEITY AND FIRST PEOPLES