18th Annual Indigenous Law Conference Will Be Virtual

We’ve chosen to go virtual again this year! There will be no in-person option for the 2021 Indigenous Law Conference. Register to join us on Zoom for two days of CLEs, a virtual reception, and of course, conference swag mailed right to you! Find up to date information at www.indigenouslawconference.com, including the tentative agenda. If you’d like to be a sponsor, click here to learn more.

Join us for the virtual ILPC/TICA Conference

Anishinaabewaki, East Lansing, MI—When COVID-19 created an atmosphere of uncertainty for conference and training programs in 2020, the Tribal In-House Counsel Association and the Indigenous Law and Policy Center responded. The pressures of many new conditions placed on tribal in-house counsel attorneys prompted us to host the webinar series known as QuaranTICA. QuaranTICA covered issues such as tribal court closures and child welfare concerns while also bringing insight, updates, and as always, good humor to issues affecting tribal attorneys. Now, we are back for more!

The 2020 Indigenous Law Conference will be hosted as a webinar for the first time ever. The date has also changed to accommodate this new format.

The important message here is: it is TICA time!

With some familiar faces and other speakers who are new to our virtual stage, join us November 10, 12, and 13, 2020 to hear follow-up discussions about child welfare and social services, COVID-19 related litigation, quarantine issues and their enforcement, and remote oral arguments. Stay tuned for new panels on voting rights and the McGirt decision. Plus, it isn’t TICA without a reception! We are delighted to host live music from across Turtle Island on the evening of the opening day of the conference—November 10th.

You can find all conference details including registration, the agenda at a glance, and sponsorship tiers at www.indigenouslawconference.com. Just like every year, the Indigenous Law Conference is the time to renew your TICA membership, which is included in the registration fee. The conference is free for law students who register with their current law school email.

Check the website to register. Prior to the event, you will receive a password to the Indigenous Law Conference Participant Portal where the Zoom links will be available.

The conference consists of 6 panels, each 1.5 hours long, and is approved for 9 CLE credits through the Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education.

This year’s conference art is “I Will Show You The Stars” by Emily Courtney.
Visit www.indigenouslawconference.com to learn about the artist.

Federal Claims Court Rejects Ute Family’s “Bad Men” Claims on the Merits that Police Shot Relative, Police Had Destroyed the Evidence

Here are the materials in Jones v. United States (Fed. Cl.):

150-1 US Motion for Summary Judgment

156 Response

157 Reply

158 DCT Order

Prior post here.

TICA Lunch in Indian Country CLE Tomorrow: ICWA Litigation Update


Lunch in Indian Country CLE: ICWA Litigation Update

  • When
    20 May 2020
    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • Location
    Live in Tucson, AZ and available via Webcast

Join us for an update on litigation concerning the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).


Kathryn E. Fort, Director, Indian Law Clinic, ICWA Appellate Project, Indigenous Law and Policy Center, Michigan State University College of Law


Register at:  https://azbar.inreachce.com/Details/Information/a7f5f134-0d39-4f8b-b19a-a227bc3eb020

May Qualify for 1 CLE Credit

TICA Webinar/CLE Tomorrow: “Legal Challenges for Tribal Attorneys During COVID-19”

Legal Challenges for Tribal Attorneys During COVID-19

When: 29 Apr 2020 12-1 Arizona Time
Where: Webcast


COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on tribal communities. This CLE will address the legal tools that tribes are using to slow the spread of the disease, respond to the disease’s prevalence, and access needed economic supports.

Wenona T. Singel, Deputy Legal Counsel, Office of the Governor, State of Michigan

Matthew Fletcher, Professor of Law & Director of the Indigenous Law & Policy Center, Michigan State University College of

Doreen McPaul, Attorney General, Navajo Nation; President, Tribal In-House Counsel Association

Register at: https://azbar.inreachce.com/Details/Information/9316cae5-96ab-45c4-9b29-e1dcf337ad5e

1.0 Total CLE Unit, (No Ethics or Specialization Credit).

Best regards,
Tribal In-House Counsel Association