Two In-Person CLEs: Friday, October 15th

2021 Indian Law Seminar: Reconnecting Our Sovereign Nations

Friday, October 15, 2021 from
8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CDT

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd.
Prior Lake, MN 55372

In previous years, the tribal leaders, scholars, and practitioners of our Indian law community gathered at the Federal Bar Association’s annual Indian Law Conference to share our knowledge, triumphs, and trials in the pursuit to protect the sovereignty of our tribal nations. As we return to congregating safely, our members now have the opportunity revive these important gatherings. In the spirit of perpetuating community, connection, and education in the Indian Law community, the Minnesota chapter of the Federal Bar Association along with the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association, the national FBA’s Indian Law Section, the New Mexico Chapter of the FBA, presents the 2021 Indian Law Seminar: Reconnecting Our Sovereign Nations. This seminar will run simultaneously with a seminar in New Mexico, and attendees will hear from two live panels and two simulcast panels in each state for CLE credit.

PDF version here.

Agenda available here.

New Mexico Chapter: Indian Law Seminar

October 15 @ 8:00 am – 3:45 pm MST


Sandia Resort & Casino, 30 Rainbow Rd
Albuquerque, NM 87113

This event is the first of its kind within New Mexico and Minnesota. We will be hosting live sessions in both states while providing live simulcast to our partner state. Our aim is to provide participants in both states and surrounding jurisdictions with content relevant to attorneys who practice in the field of Federal Indian law.

Topics include:
U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Cooley
ICWA, State ICWA laws, and possible implications of Brackeen v. Haaland
Native Americans and the Criminal Justice System
Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

Note: We have added a virtual participation option also! The cost is the same, so please register using the link below, and then email Roshanna Toya at to request a link to the presentations.