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Save the date: August 1-2, 2019 for the 8th Annual Wisconsin Indian Law CLE at Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI.
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Over 15 years ago, the Minnesota Tribal Court/State Court Forum petitioned the Minnesota Supreme Court to adopt a robust rule for recognition of tribal court orders. Due in large part to public concern about the efficacy of tribal courts, the supreme court adopted a more cautious rule, one that provided limited guidance and delegated excessive discretion to district courts. The consequences were delays and inconsistencies in the recognition process.
In 2016, the Forum petitioned the supreme court to amend the rule, arguing that any concerns about today’s tribal courts are unfounded. It asked the Minnesota Supreme Court to enhance the rule and extend due deference and respect to tribal courts. The petition received overwhelming support from state court judges, local attorney associations, and the national Indian law community. In a 4-2 decision on July 2, 2018, the Minnesota Supreme Court granted the Forum’s petition with minor amendments.
Thank you to all of the state and tribal court judges of the Forum for their leadership and thanks also to Peter Rademacher (Hogen Adams PLLC) for his tireless work as scrivener of the Forum.
Whether you are a practitioner currently working in Indian Country, or looking to learn more about the exciting and broad field of Indian Law, do not miss the Fourth Annual Indian Law CLE. Please join the Indian Law Section at the Legendary Waters Resort and Casino in Bayfield, WI as we discuss current topics in Indian Law. This program will be submitted to the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for up to 8.0 CLE credits. We will also be submitting this program for ethics and professional responsibility (EPR) credits.
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The Federal Bar Association Indian Law Section will be hosting its 17th Annual DC Indian Law Conference on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. The conference will take place at FHI360 Conference Center, 1825 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington DC.
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Friday, May 15, 2015
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (Central Time)
Grand Casino Hinckley
Hinckley, MN 55037
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Special Guest Speakers:
Judge Leo I. Brisbois
United States District Court; District of Minnesota; Duluth
Sheila D. Corbine
Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP; Mandan, North Dakota
Suzan Shown Harjo
President, Morning Star Institute; Washington, D.C.
Judge Anne K. McKeig
Fourth Judicial District; Minneapolis
Katherian D. Roe
Office of the Federal Defender; District of Minnesota; Minneapolis
University of New Mexico School of Law; Albuquerque, New Mexico
And a special luncheon presentation by
Karen R. Diver
Chairwoman, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Roundtable on the Federal Trust Responsibility – Perspectives of a Federal Government Lawyer
Moderator: Loretta Tuell, Conference Co-Chair, Greenberg Traurig
Jonathan Binder, Environmental Protection Agency
Jonathan Damm, Internal Revenue Service
John Hay, National Indian Gaming Commission
Julia Pierce, Indian Health Service
Jeffrey Prieto, Acting General Counsel, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Venus Prince, Associate Solicitor of Indian Affairs
Maureen Rudolph, Environmental and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Dept. of Justice
Moderator: Gina Allery, Conference Co-Chair, ENRD United States Dept. of Justice
Michael Anderson, Anderson Indian Law
Patty Ferguson-Bohnee, Director of the Indian Legal Clinic at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Pat Rogers, Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Heather Sibbison, Dentons
Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA)
Moderator: Loretta Tuell
Steve Bodmer, Deputy General Counsel, Pechanga Tribe
Scott Crowell, Crowell Law Office – Tribal Advocacy Group
Paula Hart, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs – Office of Indian Gaming
Alex Skibine, Professor, College of Law, University of Utah
Tribal Energy Development
Moderator: Jennifer Turner, U.S. Dept. of the Interior – Office of the Solicitor
Paul Moorehead, Powers Pyles & Verville
Larry Roberts, Principle Deputy Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs
Jennifer Weddle, Greenberg Traurig
Rollie Wilson, Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP
The Minnesota Lottery rolled out online sales of PowerBall, Mega Millions, and other lottery tickets four years ago and earlier this year debuted instant online scratch off games. It seems that the online scratch offs have illicit the ire of members of the Minnesota Legislature. Some of the Legislators are calling what the Minnesota Lottery is doing as “online crack.” Interesting articles about this can be found at the following: