Native American Critical Issues 52nd Annual Conference

Native American Critical Issues 52nd Annual Conference

Hosted on Zoom March 10-12, 2022, 8:30-2pm ET by the Michigan Indian Education Council

The 2022 theme is Jichag: Seeking Balance and Centering Identity

Registration is now open!

Visit for more information and to register. Registration is $150 and includes an additional Eventbrite service fee.

Join us for 3 conference tracks, including

  • 2 General Tracks, for the general public and professionals
  • 1 Youth Track, for young professionals, students, or college-aged students who may be involved in Native American Student Organizations
  • 6 Plenary sessions
  • 9 Breakout sessions
  • 2 Pre-Conference Networking Café sessions everyday March 10-12, 8:30-9am to chat with other attendees
  • 2 Vendor Booths March 10-11, 12:45-1:45pm to/ meet with organizations and service providers
  • Access to presentation materials after the conference

Session Topics

  • Claiming and Centering Identity with FireKeeper’s Daughter Author, Angeline Boulley
  • Anishinaabe Comedy Hour with Comedian Johnny R. Ojibwe Outlaw
  • Beauty and Humor: Countering Generational Trauma Through Journaling, Sketching, and Lyrics
  • Michigan Indian Education Townhall
  • How Climate Change affects our Cultural Centering
  • A Family’s Perspective on Boarding School Survival
  • Native Inclusion Initiatives at Universities
  • Destressing in the Time of COVID
  • and more!

Call for Presenters! Closes today, 2/3/22

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Share your product, service, or information as a Vendor! Application closes 2/14/22

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Be listed as a vendor on the conference website and meet one-on-one with attendees in a Breakout Room during 2 virtual Vendor Booths, March 10 & 11, 2022, 12:45-1:45pm ET.
Vendor fees are $50 by mail or $50 plus service fee via Eventbrite.

Questions? contact

NAICJA Conference and Awards

National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA) is excited to announce the 52nd National Tribal Judicial and Court Personnel Virtual Conference to hosted October 19-21, 2021. Registration is coming soon and you can visit for updates.

The NAICJA Board of Directors is soliciting nominations for four (4) NAICJA awards: the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Court Support Excellence Award the Judicial Excellence Award, and the Outstanding Service Award. The award criteria are detailed in the announcement below.

2021 NAICJA Award Nomination link here or PDF version here.

PDF save the date here.

51st Annual Native American Critical Issues Conference: March 11-13

The 51st Annual Native American Critical Issues Conference

More information at

March 11-13, 2021, 9-12:30pm ET on Zoom

click here to REGISTER

*there are a limited number of student registration scholarships available. Contact for more information.

Download the agenda at glance here. 

Download the save the date flyer here.

Join us for 3 conference tracks, including

  • General Track (A), for the general public
  • Youth Track (B), for young students
  • NASO Track (C), for college-aged students who may be involved in Native American Student Organizations
  • 15 Breakout sessions
  • 4 Plenary sessions
  • 2 Vendor Booth and Information Booth sessions to meet directly with vendors
  • 2 Networking Café sessions to connect with other attendees
  • Access to Zoom session recordings after the conference

Session Topics

  • Cultural Uses of Fire
  • Indigenous Foraging, Cooking, and Eating
  • Fire Ring in the Mackinac Straits
  • Ishkode: The Language of Fire
  • Fired Up: Activism in Indian Country, Past and Present
  • Tri-Lateral Indian Education Panel
  • Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Panel
  • Rematriation and Pedagogical Reform in K-12 Systems
  • Treaty Rights and Water Habitat
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Indian Country Keynote
  • Native American Student Organizations Meet and Greet: Our College Experience
  • Graduate School 101
  • Native Scholar Network Summit Keynote
  • Decolonizing NASO
  • and more!


Click here to register for $150 on Eventbrite and receive access to the password protected Participant Portal. The Participant Portal at contains the Zoom links needed to gain access to the conference. Registered attendees will receive the Participant Portal password by email one week prior to the event.

Seeking Artists and Informational Vendors

Vendors: Would you like to be listed as a vendor on the conference website and meet one-on-one with attendees during 2 Vendor Sessions on March 12? Contact Dr. Martin Reinhardt to request a vendor form at by Friday, March 5. Vendor fees are $50.

More information and registration at

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 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 to learn about the artist.

Latest Trends in Tribal Self-Governance Virtual Conference

Latest Trends in Tribal Self-Governance

October 14-15, 2020

1:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pacific time

ASU ILP’s Indian Gaming and Tribal Self-Governance Programs are offering the first annual conference focused on Tribal Self-Governance.

Featured Speakers:

  • Robert Miguel, Chairman, Ak-Chin Community
  • Charles Grim, Secretary of Health, Chickasaw Nation
  • Lynn Malerba, Chief, Mohegan Tribe


  • Overcoming Covid Obstacles Through Self-Governance
  • Working with Interior to Effectuate Self-Governance
  • Lessons Learned in Transitioning to Self-Governance and Expanding the Delivery of Programs
  • Working with Health and Human Services to Effectuate Self-Goverance

Register at:

Join us for this free webinar. The Arizona Bar does not approve CLE. However, this activity may qualify for up to 4 credit hours.

If you have questions, please contact

20th Annual California Indian Law Conference and Honorees

20th Annual California Indian Law Conference and Honorees

The virtual event will take place October 15-16, 2020. 

Press release here.

The California Indian Law Association (CILA) is proud to announce that the Honorable Abby Abinanti is the 2020 recipient of CILA’s Outstanding Achievement in California Indian Law Award and Fatima Abbas and Lauren van Schilfgaarde are the co-recipients of the 2020 Outstanding Young Attorney awards.

Judge Abinanti, Fatima, and Lauren will be celebrated during a virtual honoring event on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 11:45 AM, during the 20th Annual California Indian Law Conference, October 15-16, 2020.

More information available at

See the attached flyer for a detailed agenda.