“Tribal Extinction” Panel — This Friday

Tribal Extinction: Enrollment Issues in the 21st Century – featuring Marilyn Vann and Mike Phelan

The Native American Law Students Association and the Center for Diversity Services will welcome two speakers on Friday, November 9 to discuss perspectives of tribal enrollment, a controversial issue at the forefront of Indian Law and Constitutional Law. The event features guest speakers Marilyn Vann, recently disenrolled from the Cherokee Nation and lead plaintiff in the Cherokee Freedmen cases, and Mike Phelan, counsel for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. The event begins at 6:30pm in the Castle Board Room on the 3rd floor of the MSU College of Law. Dinner will be served and all are welcome. Please contact Melissa Velky with any questions at velkymel@msu.edu.


Details about the Cherokee Freedmen (and others) are here.


All the documents filed in Vann v. Kempthorne are here.