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!
We’ve chosen to go virtual again this year! There will be no in-person option for the 2021 Indigenous Law Conference. Register to join us on Zoom for two days of CLEs, a virtual reception, and of course, conference swag mailed right to you! Find up to date information at www.indigenouslawconference.com, including the tentative agenda. If you’d like to be a sponsor, click here to learn more.
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.
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!
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 www.indigenouslawconference.com. 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.