Arizona Attorney Special Indian Law Issue


Special Feature: Indian LawThe Impact of “McGirt v. Oklahoma”by: Robert J. Miller

Indigenous Erasure in Public Schools: Critical Race Theory, Discrimination, Remediesby: Mia Montoya Hammersley, Adriana M. Orman and Wouter Zwart

ICWA: The Gold Standard, Golden Nuggets of Evidence from Arizonaby: Tara Hubbard and Fred Urbina

Reforming Evidence Rule 902 To Reflect Tribal Sovereigntyby: Henry Oostrom-Shah

Tribal Labor and Employment Law: The Navajo Preference in Employment Actby: Paul Spruhan

Oral History on Trialby: Robert Alan Hershey

The Cabazon Decision, 35 Years Onby: Glenn M. Feldman

Indian Law From Behind the Bench: A Law Clerk’s Perspectiveby: Alexander Mallory

Deadline Extended – Call for Articles: Special Indian Law Edition of the Arizona Attorney 2022


Deadline for 1-2 Paragraph Article Proposals: February 7, 2022

Deadline for Article Drafts: March 18, 2022

The Indian Law Section has extended the deadline for article proposals to be included in the 2022 special Indian Law edition of the Arizona Attorney magazine. Proposals should focus on an issue of interest to those who practice Indian Law in Arizona. Publication in the Indian Law Edition of the Arizona Attorney magazine is a wonderful opportunity for Indian legal practitioners to showcase their expertise in the field of Indian law.  The Indian Law Section relies on you to contribute articles in order to preserve this outstanding tradition.

Past articles from the 2021 Indian Law edition were:

A View from Tribal Court: Tips for Best Practices

By M. June Harris

Thawing the Freeze: COVID-19’s Effect on the Former Bennett Freeze Area of the Navajo Nation

By Susan I. Eastman

The Words of the Talking God: Sustaining Native Nations Through the Common Law

By Joseph Austin

An Opportunity Arises: Prop. 207 and Arizona Tribes’ New Beginnings for Marijuana Legislation

By Judith Dworkin, Joe Keene, and Candace French

Epidemic Hiding in Plain Sight

By Susan Filan

Spectrum Sovereignty: The U.S. Must Recognize Indigenous Rights to Spectrum

By Darrah Blackwater

Arizona–Tribal 2021 Gaming Compact Amendments: What You Need to Know

By Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier and Ed Hermes

Bent But Not Broken – ICWA Stands: A Summary of “Brackeen v. Haaland”

By Glennas’ba Augborne Arents and April E. Olson

Either a short or a long article may be proposed. Generally, a long article will be between 2,000 and 2,500 words (in a Microsoft Word document, about 9 to 12 pages including endnotes) and will be about 3 to 4 pages in the magazine. A short article will be approximately 1,500 words and typically will be 2 pages in the magazine.

The proposal should provide the following information: author’s name and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and name of employer/firm); the subject matter of the article relevant to the practice of Indian law in Arizona (e.g., ICWA, NAGPRA, Water Rights, Land Use, Tribal Sovereignty, etc.); the anticipated title; and a concise summary of the thesis of the article. 

Proposal authors will be notified on whether their proposed article has been accepted by February 11, 2022.  The draft of the article for a selected proposal will be due on March 18, 2022.  Final drafts of selected articles are due by April 25, 2022.

If you would like to submit a proposal or if you have questions, please contact:

Glennas’ba Augborne Arents, Secretary, Indian Law Section


Hon. M. June Harris, Member-at-Large, Indian Law Section

Arizona Attorney Indian Law Edition


  1. Indian Law Special Focus
  2. ICWA and Assisted Reproductive Technology BY DAUNE CARDENAS
  3. Environmental Justice in Indian Country BY BETHANY SULLIVAN
  4. Energy Development on Tribal Land BY PILAR M. THOMAS
  5. Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction BY OJ FLORES
  6. Leaving the Office Ethically BY VIRJINYA TORREZ
  7. 2020 Census Challenge BY JAMES THOMAS TUCKER
  8. The Year of the Native Voter BY SARAH CRAWFORD
  9. Tribute to Rodney B. Lewis BY JAMES THOMAS TUCKER

Arizona Attorney (Ariz. State Bar Journal) Lists Arizona v. California as Most Important Case of State’s History

Two Indian tax cases and Williams v. Lee are also included in the top 50.

Here is the article. The list starts on page 18. And the selected pages from the magazine:

Az Atty Top 50 Article

Article on Adding Indian Law to the Arizona State Bar Exam

Here is an excellent paper by Ray Campbell and Brian Lewis, ASU law students, arguing in favor of adding Indian law to the Arizona bar exam. It’s published by Arizona Attorney, the state bar journal, and is titled “Indian Law: A Needed Addition to the Arizona Bar Exam.”


Our earlier post on this question is here.