Register Now for the 2019 ILPC/TICA Annual Conference!

It’s coming up quickly!

Hosted by the Tribal In-House Counsel Association and the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law

October 10-11, 2019, with pre-conference activities on October 9, 2019

648 N. Shaw Lane, East Lansing MI 48824

Check out the tentative agenda and register today.

12.5 Minnesota CLE credits are pending, which includes 1 elimination of bias credit and 1.5 ethics credits.

Be a TICA/ILPC Sponsor! You can find the sponsorship form here.

Last year, our generous sponsors helped us successfully meet our fundraising goal for the 2018 Indigenous Law Conference! We hope to do the same this year, but we need your help once again. Visit TICA’s 2019 fundraising goal page, which will be regularly updated, for more information.



Job Announcements Announcement

Good afternoon!

We are very pleased that so many people have found our Friday legal job announcements to be useful. We are always happy to hear from people who have found jobs from the postings.

Just as a gentle reminder, all requests to post jobs must follow the format identified here:

and sent here:

If it doesn’t, we cannot guarantee your announcement will make into a Friday post. We have very limited staff at the ILPC and Turtle Talk, and as we ramp up for our students to return and plan our awesome conference, we appreciate your kindness and patience. We receive between 25-35 announcements weekly, and there will be (the rare) week when we may not be able to get the Friday post done due to other obligations. There is also the possibility we will simply miss something. In addition, we don’t go back and pull down old job posts when they expire–we simply don’t have the capacity for that.

We appreciate your help in making the Turtle Talk Friday job posting service possible for all the lawyers out there looking for Indian Country jobs!


Kate Fort

Congratulations to Eric Hemenway, Winner of Michigan Humanities Award


Humanities Champion of the Year: This award is given to the person whose contributions result in outstanding public humanities impact in their community and in our state. An example would be humanities person (teacher, librarian, cultural leader) who has creatively and successfully brought humanities to the public forum. Faculty and scholars who have taken humanities to the public beyond their classroom, or brought the public into their classroom. 2019 Award Winner: Tie: Charles Ferrell, of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and Eric Hemenway, of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians.