MSU Indigenous Law & Policy Center Winter Newsletter

As 2022 begins, the Michigan State University College of Law Indigenous Law & Policy Center invites you to join us in reflecting upon and celebrating the accomplishments and achievements of our students, faculty, alumni, and community in 2021. Please view our winter newsletter, and stay up to date on current events in Indian law with Turtle Talk and follow us on social media for information on future events!

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Twitter: @ILPCTurtleTalk 

Instagram: @ilpc_turtletalk 

Email: indigenous@law.msu.edu

End of the Semester Check-In and Lunch: Indigenous Law & Policy Center

🍂 End of the Semester Check-In! 🍂

The Indigenous Law & Policy Center will be hosting an in-person End of the Semester Check-In on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 from 12:15-1:15pm in room 472

Students, faculty, staff, and allies will come together to celebrate the end of the semester over a provided lunch! **RSVP Required**

RSVP by Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021. Please direct all RSVPs and questions to indigenous@law.msu.edu

We look forward to seeing you there!

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The Indigenous Law & Policy Center is at the forefront of Indian law issues and home to one of the most well-known Indigenous Law programs in the nation. 

Today on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we recognize this work and celebrate the next generation of water protectors, Indian childhood welfare defenders, and tribal judges supported by the Center, as well as the students and communities they serve.

Artwork: “The Seeds Are Planted” by Zoey Wood-Salomon

18th Annual Indigenous Law Conference – Call for Sponsors

18th Annual Indigenous Law Conference Call for Sponsors

– TICA Champion – TICA Supporter – Panel Sponsor – Reception Sponsor – Other Sponsor –

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!

For more information, please visit indigenouslawconference.com/sponsorship.

TICA CHAMPION $5,000

  • Complimentary conference registration and 2022 TICA membership for up to four (4) attendees
  • Acknowledgment on Turtle Talk, TICA List-serve, TICA Facebook Page, and conference Website
  • Daily acknowledgment of sponsorship during the conference
  • Logo on TICA and conference websites

TICA SUPPORTER $2,500

  • Complimentary conference registration and 2022 TICA membership for two (2) attendees
  • Acknowledgment in Turtle Talk, TICA List-serve, TICA Facebook Page, and conference website
  • Daily Acknowledgment of sponsorship during the conference
  • Logo on TICA and conference websites

PANEL SPONSOR $1,000

  • Name and logo on conference materials, including prominently on the agenda to indicate panel sponsorship
  • Logo on TICA and conference website

RECEPTION SPONSOR $1,000

  • Name and logo on conference reception materials, including prominently on the agenda
  • Logo on TICA and conference website

OTHER SPONSOR

  • Name on TICA and conference website

Invitation to Connecting with Lawyers Networking Reception on January 28, 2016

Happy New Year! We want to personally invite you and your colleagues to MSU COL’s Connecting with Lawyers Networking Reception on Thursday, January 28, 2016, at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Come connect with current students and recent graduates. In addition to connecting with our students, you will have the opportunity to meet judges and other members of the bar. During the program, we will highlight different practice areas and geographic locations, and have giveaways every half hour. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided.

You can RSVP for the event, by completing this google form, https://docs.google.com/a/msu.edu/forms/d/1Ob57E4WVRWott-4f2KxFR-hDbOCFoFNe32SsoJB2kRs/viewform. If you have any questions about the event, you can contact the Career Services Office at career@law.msu.edu or (517) 432-6830. Please forward this message to your contacts and students.

Tribal In-House Counsel Assn. & MSU ILPC Announce 2015 Conference — Call for Proposals and Save and Date — November 5-6, 2015

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CALL FOR PAPERS & SAVE THE DATE

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12th ANNUAL MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY INDIGENOUS LAW CONFERENCE

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INAUGURAL TRIBAL IN-HOUSE COUNSEL ASSOCIATION LAW CONFERENCE

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MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW

INDIGENOUS LAW AND POLICY CENTER

NOVEMBER 5-6, 2015

EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

VENUS McGHEE PRINCE, TICA Co-Founder

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TICA members interested in presenting on the following topics are invited to submit proposals:

  • Tribal regulatory structures: Indian nations operate tribal employment rights offices, gaming commissions, natural resource commissions, and other regulatory structures.
  • Federal-tribal relations: Indian nations deal with the federal government through self-determination (638) and self-governance contracting, legislative and agency lobbying, fee to trust applications, administrative appeals, and numerous other ways.
  • State-tribal relations: Indian nations negotiate and execute intergovernmental agreements over a wide variety of issues.
  • Indian child welfare: Indian nations develop child welfare codes and court structures, litigate ICW matters in tribal and state courts, and advocate for Indian children in other ways.
  • Internal conflicts of interest (ethics panel): Tribal in-house counsel are confronted with issues relating to client conflicts of interest, internal tribal government conflicts, and inter-branch conflicts.
  • Working with outside counsel: Indian nations engage outside counsel on a variety of matters that tribal in-house counsel supervise.
  • Internal control systems: Indian nations have developed a wide variety of administrative structures to govern employment, finance, procurement, and other matters.
  • Jurisdiction: Indian nations’ assertion of jurisdiction of nonmembers is highly controversial. Tribal in-house counsel advise tribal clients on strategies to regulate nonmembers and litigation strategies as appropriate.

Deadline for formal proposals is February 1, 2015. Please keep proposals to 300 words or less.

Want to present but arent a member? Become a TICA member at www.tribalinhousecounsel.com.

MSU will cover reasonable travel expenses for speakers selected for the conference. We will be applying for CLE credits for the conference and so speakers must prepare written materials. MSU can provide research support for speakers in preparing materials, if requested.

Primary contacts:

Doreen N. McPaul, TICA President (Doreen.McPaul@tonation-nsn.gov)

Matthew L.M. Fletcher (matthew.fletcher@law.msu.edu)

Kathryn E. Fort (fort@law.msu.edu)

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