Fall 2011 Indigenous Law Conference: Beyond the Tribal Law and Order Act

Our fall 2011 conference is titled, “Beyond the Tribal Law and Order Act: Can (Should) Congress Enact an Oliphant Fix?” The dates are October 28-29, 2011.

The conference hotel is the downtown Lansing Radisson. Dinner on Friday night will be held at Troppo, also in downtown Lansing (reservations/registration required for dinner). The conference itself will be held on the third floor of the Law School on MSU’s campus in the Castle Board Room.

Here is the fairly firm agenda :


8:00 am — Registration and Breakfast

8:40 am — Welcome from Dean Howarth (invited)

9:00 am — Morning Keynote Speaker

Chairman Derek Bailey, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa

10:15 am — Tribal Law and Order Act: Enactment and Implementation

Brent Leonhard (Confederated Umatilla Tribes)

John Harte (Mapetsi Policy Group)

Ann Tweedy (Hamline)

12:00 pm — Lunch

1:00 pm — Practitioners Perspectives

Barbara Creel (UNM Law)

Michelle Rivard Parks (UND Law)

Ron Whitener (U. Washington Law)

2:45 pm — Scholarly Perspectives

Bethany Berger (UConn, visiting at Michigan)

Sarah Krakoff (Colorado Law)

John LaVelle (UNM Law)

Sarah Deer (William Mitchell Law)

4:30 pm — Break

6:00 pm — Dinner


8:45 am — Breakfast

9:00 am — Keynote Speaker

Troy Eid (Chair of the Tribal Law and Order Commission)

10:00 am — Federal Perspectives

Jeff Davis (AUSA — W.D. Mich.)

Leslie Hagen (DOJ)

Laura Sagolla (AUSA — E.D. Mich.)

8 thoughts on “Fall 2011 Indigenous Law Conference: Beyond the Tribal Law and Order Act

  1. Janna Jan September 23, 2011 / 11:15 am

    I see an agenda but WHERE IS the conference…….Please add that for us new judges to turtle talk.

  2. ilpc September 23, 2011 / 11:17 am

    We’ll add this, but the location is the Michigan State University College of Law in the Castle Board Room, on the 3rd floor.

  3. Pat Dyer-Deckrow October 12, 2011 / 1:40 pm

    Please let me know when the topics are confirmed, miigwetch

  4. Jim Sumbler October 27, 2011 / 10:06 am

    Janna – Can’t tell where you’re writing from or if you’ve gotten a response to your question but if not, it’s in the Castle Board Room on the third floor of the MSU College of Law on the MSU campus, East Lansing MI

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