Faith & Native Communities: Fighting for Freedom of–and from–Religion

Columbia University Law School Webinar

November 10th, 2021 12:10pm in Eastern Time

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Matthew Fletcher

Matthew L.M. Fletcher is Foundation Professor of Law at Michigan State University College of Law and Director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center. In 2021-2022, he will be the inaugural visiting professor for the UC-Hastings Indigenous Law Program. He sits as the Chief Justice of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Supreme Court and also sits as an appellate judge for the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, the Colorado River Indian Tribes, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, the Hoopa Valley Tribe, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians, the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians, the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska, and the Tulalip Tribes. He is a member of the Grand Traverse Band.

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April Youpee-Roll

April Youpee-Roll is a litigation associate at Munger, Tolles & Olson. Her practice focuses on complex civil litigation and investigations. Ms. Youpee-Roll also maintains an active pro bono practice focused on American Indian law. She has drafted and filed numerous amicus briefs in the federal appellate courts and the United States Supreme Court, and is a frequent speaker on Indian law issues. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Youpee-Roll clerked for Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Brian Morris of the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana. Ms. Youpee-Roll possesses nearly a decade of experience in federal and tribal policy. Before attending law school, she served as a research assistant to Senator Tim Johnson working on Indian Affairs, Judiciary and Appropriations matters. She also performed research on tribal governance and tribal-corporate relations for Harvard Kennedy School.

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