Tribal consultation laws, whether at the federal, state, or county level, allow Indigenous people to directly participate in decisions that impact their daily lives from health to education and beyond. The presentation explains the variety of tribal consultation laws across US jurisdictions and policies that tribes can use to best suit their communities.
Joe Sarcinella: Attorney, Drummond Woodsum
Wenona Singel: Associate Director & Professor, Indigenous Law & Policy Center, Michigan State University College of Law
Tehani M. Louis-Perkins: University of Hawai’i
Moderator – Ian F. Tapu: Law Clerk, Hawaii State Judiciary
November 4th, 2021 | 10:30am-11:45am ET | 1.25 CLE
This presentation unravels the difficulties and reliabilities of incorporating traditional law into modern practices in the context of Diné Fundamental Law statute, oral testimony of the Jemez Pueblo’s elders, and Anishinaabe law and jurisprudence.
Rodgerick Begay: Assistant Attorney General, DOJ Chapter Unit, Navajo National
Matthew L.M. Fletcher: Director & Professor, Indigenous Law & Policy Center, Michigan State University College of Law
Robert Alan Hershey: Clinical Professor of Law Emeritus, Indigenous Law & Policy Program, University of Arizona College of Law
Moderator – Alyana Jimerson: Student, Michigan State University College of Law
Our generous sponsors help make the Indigenous Law Conference possible each year, for which we are very grateful! We hope to repeat past success, but we need your help once again to ensure another wonderful conference. Please read below about the different sponsorship tiers and opportunities. Thank you all for your time and consideration!
None of us are quite sure what the remainder of 2021 will bring, or whether we will be able to host an in-person conference, remain virtual, or do some other hybrid; but please mark your calendars for the annual Fall Conference.
Are you an in-house attorney addressing one of these issues?
-Insight from Current Judicial Clerks
-Traditional Knowledge in the Law
Each year, the Indigenous Law Conference has 8 panels plus a keynote speaker. Current TICA members interested in presenting on the above topics, with a focus on the tribal in-house practice of law, are invited to submit their individual presentation proposals. ILPC/TICA will form panels. Proposals must be submitted by May 1, 2021. The Conference will be hosted November 4-5, 2021 with pre-conference activities on November 3. For more information, click the buttons below.