2021 Annual CLE of the Indian Law Section of the New Mexico State Bar

Please join us for the 2021 Annual CLE of the New Mexico State Bar’s Indian Law Section on November 4, 2021!

Register here.

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2021 Annual Indian Law Institute: Continuing to Advance the Profession in Times of Uncertainty

Webcast Program | Thursday, November 4th: 9:00am-5:00pm (MT) | 4.0G, 2.0 EP

Join the Indian Law Section of the New Mexico State Bar for the “Continuing to Advance the Profession in Times of Uncertainty” Annual CLE!

Topics to include:

Indian Law Update

H. Chico Gallegos, Gallegos Law Office

Indian Water Law

Prof. Gabe Pacyniak, UNM School of Law

Richard W. Hughes, Rothstein Donatelli LLP

Stanley Pollack, Contract Attorney, Navajo Nation Department of Justice

Tribal Tax Law

Carolyn Abeita, VanAmberg, Rogers, Yepa, Abeita, Gomez & Wilkinson, LLP

Ann Rodgers, Chestnut Law Offices, PA

Darrin Rock, Tax Administrator, Santa Clara Pueblo

Hot Topics in Indian Law

Matthew Campbell, Native American Rights Fund (NARF)

Joel Williams, Native American Rights Fund (NARF)

Supreme Court Indian Law Decisions

Professor Elizabeeth Reese, Stanford Law School

Stephanie Hudson, Oklahoma Indian Legal Services

Cory Albrightm Kanji & Katzen P.L.L.C.

Practice in Tribal Court – Ethical Rules

Honorable Robert Medina, Judge, Pueblo of Tesuque Tribal Court

Honorable Vincent Knight, District Court Judge, Comanche Nation

Robert Bamberger “Bam” Greiwe, Public Defender, Pueblo of Zuni

****Optional Attendance****

Annual Meeting to be presented at 12 noon during the lunch break

Anishinaabe nibi inaakonigewin (water law) gathering

Announcement from Professor Aimée Craft:

I hope that you will consider joining us for the Anishinaabe nibi (water) gathering taking place in the Whiteshell this June. After a few years of gathering with Elders on a project relating to Anishinaabe nibi inaakonigewin (water law), we are inviting people to come and learn about water teachings in an outdoor teaching lodge format.  We want to focus on youth participation and attendance.

Please share with your networks and people you think would be interested in attending.  All are welcome. 

To RSVP and for questions: watergathering2015@gmail.com

*Also, please consider bringing a young person to accompany you or assist us with travel funding for youth.*

 Agenda – Nibi Gathering – June 2015

Map – Nibi Gathering

Poster Nibi Gathering

New Paper on Indigenous Customary Law and Water Resource Management

Donna Craig and Elizabeth Gachenga have published “The Recognition of Indigenous Customary Law and Water Resource Management” in Water Law; also posted on SSRN. Article here: Indigenous Customary Law in Water Resource Management

Here is the abstract:

There is an inextricable link between indigenous rights, human rights and sustainable development. In this paper we consider the role of indigenous customary law in the sustainable management of water resources. We propose legal pluralism as the more effective context for recognition of indigenous customary law for sustainable water resource management as opposed to functional recognition or other minimalist forms of recognition.