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!

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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

Faith & Native Communities: Fighting for Freedom of–and from–Religion

Columbia University Law School Webinar

November 10th, 2021 12:10pm in Eastern Time

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Speakers

Matthew Fletcher

Matthew L.M. Fletcher is Foundation Professor of Law at Michigan State University College of Law and Director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center. In 2021-2022, he will be the inaugural visiting professor for the UC-Hastings Indigenous Law Program. He sits as the Chief Justice of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Supreme Court and also sits as an appellate judge for the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, the Colorado River Indian Tribes, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, the Hoopa Valley Tribe, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians, the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians, the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska, and the Tulalip Tribes. He is a member of the Grand Traverse Band.

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April Youpee-Roll

April Youpee-Roll is a litigation associate at Munger, Tolles & Olson. Her practice focuses on complex civil litigation and investigations. Ms. Youpee-Roll also maintains an active pro bono practice focused on American Indian law. She has drafted and filed numerous amicus briefs in the federal appellate courts and the United States Supreme Court, and is a frequent speaker on Indian law issues. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Youpee-Roll clerked for Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Brian Morris of the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana. Ms. Youpee-Roll possesses nearly a decade of experience in federal and tribal policy. Before attending law school, she served as a research assistant to Senator Tim Johnson working on Indian Affairs, Judiciary and Appropriations matters. She also performed research on tribal governance and tribal-corporate relations for Harvard Kennedy School.

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Today — High Crimes: Marijuana Law in South Dakota and Beyond, Law Review Symposium 2021

Monday, October 25th, 2021 | 8:45am – 4:00pm CT | All events will occur as a webcast

2:00pm EST / 1:00pm CT | Panel: Tribes Entering the Marijuana Industry

https://turtletalk.files.wordpress.com/2021/10/high-crimes-marijuana-law-in-south-dakota-and-beyond-law-review-symposium-2021-5-1.pdf

15th Annual Rennard Strickland Lecture

15th Annual Rennard Strickland Lecture

Honoring the former UO Law School Dean and Native American Scholar

Tuesday October 26, 2021 at 6:00pm PST:
“Oil and Gas: An Oklahoma Origin Story and McGirt”

The Rennard Strickland Lecture Series was established in 2006 to honor the legacy of Dean Rennard Strickland and to build on his contributions to the field of Indian law and to legal education. The theme of the lecture series is the examination of native leadership and vision for environmental stewardship in the 21st century. This year’s speaker will be

Professor Stacy Leeds.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 6:00 PM PST
Free and open to the public through Zoom

November 9th, 2021 Live Stream: Cherokee Legal History Panel with J. Matthew Martin, Stacy Leeds, and Trey Adcock

Cherokee Legal History Panel with J. Matthew Martin, Stacy Leeds, and Trey Adcock.

Tuesday, November 9th at 6:00pm ET

Like most of our events, this event is free, but registration is required. Click here to RSVP for this event. Prior to the event the link required to attend will be emailed to registrants.

If you decide to attend and purchase the authors’ books, we ask that you purchase from Malaprop’s. When you do this you make it possible for us to continue hosting author events and you keep more dollars in our community. You may also support our work by purchasing a gift card or making a donation of any amount below. Thank you!

About the Seminar:

The first legal history of the first tribal court upends long-held misconceptions about the origins of Westernized tribal jurisprudence. This book demonstrates how the Cherokee people—prior to their removal on the Trail of Tears—used their judicial system as an external exemplar of American legal values, while simultaneously deploying it as a bulwark for tribal culture and tradition in the face of massive societal pressure and change. Extensive case studies document the Cherokee Nation’s exercise of both criminal and civil jurisdiction over American citizens, the roles of women and language in the Supreme Court, and how the courts were used to regulate the slave trade among the Cherokees. Although long-known for its historical value, the legal significance of the Cherokee Supreme Court has not been explored until now.

About the Speakers:

J. Matthew Martin is the first American Bar Association (ABA) Tribal Courts Fellow. In 2013 he retired after over a decade of service as an Associate Judge of the Cherokee Court, the Tribal Court for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. For over 25 years, Judge Martin has been Board Certified as a Specialist in Federal and State Criminal Law by the North Carolina State Bar. In the 1991 Term, at age 31, he argued Wade v. United States before the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Martin has spoken nationally and internationally on issues ranging from federal Indian law to criminal law and the judicial process. He is published in multiple peer-reviewed periodicals.  

Judge Martin received a BA with Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a JD from the UNC School of Law. He also holds a Ph.D. in Judicial Studies from the University of Nevada-Reno. He has taught law students as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the UNC and Elon Schools of Law. He is a long-time member of the faculty of the National Judicial College and former Secretary to the College’s Board of Trustees.

Judge Martin was honored as a T.C. Roberson High School “Graduate of Distinction” and received the “Franklin Flaschner Award” from the ABA’s National Conference of Specialized Court Judges as the nation’s outstanding specialized court judge in 2014. The Cherokee Supreme Court: 1823-1835 is his first book.

Trey Adcock (ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᎠᏰᎵ, Citizen of Cherokee Nation), PhD, is an associate professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and the director of American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the University of North Carolina Asheville. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Native Health and sits on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Cherokee Studies.

Stacy Leeds is Foundation Professor of Law and Leadership at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University. Leeds is Dean Emeritus, University of Arkansas School of Law (2011-2018) and the first Indigenous woman to lead a law school. Learn more at http://stacyleeds.com/biography

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Free Virtual Programs

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day – October 11th, 2021

This worldwide movement recognizes the history and contributions of Indigenous Peoples throughout the Americas. This year, we will honor those who never returned home from Indian Boarding Schools.

Free Virtual Programs:

12:00pm (CT) via Zoom – Get tickets on Eventbrite

Join us for an informational presentation for students about the Indian Boarding school era. There will be time for a short Q&A at the end of the presentation.

6:00pm (CT) via Zoom – Get tickets on Eventbrite

Join us for a presentation and discussion with guest speakers about Indian Boarding schools in North America. There will be a short Q&A at the end of the presentation

Presentation by:

Lauren van Schilfgaarde

Cochiti Pueblo

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Tribal Legal Development Clinic Director at UCLA School of Law

www.mitchellmuseum.org/ipd2021

Voting Rights Webinar – October 5th, 2021

Addressing Barriers to Native American Voting Rights: A Tribal-Federal Roundtable Discussion

October 5th, 2021 | 3:00pm – 4:00pm EDT | Register now!

Please join us for a virtual roundtable discussion addressing the barriers to Native American voting rights.

Speakers include:

Sen. Ben Ray Luján, New Mexico

Sen. Jon Tester, Montana

Rep. Sharice Davids, Kansas

Chairman Timothy Nuvangyaoma, Hopi Tribe

Chairwoman Shelly Fyant, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

General Counsel Natasha Singh, Tanana Chiefs Conference

Please view the attached flyer for more details. Register now!

Join us for the virtual ILPC/TICA 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!

The 2020 Indigenous Law Conference will be hosted as a webinar for the first time ever. The date has also changed to accommodate this new format.

The important message here is: it is TICA time!

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.

This year’s conference art is “I Will Show You The Stars” by Emily Courtney.
Visit www.indigenouslawconference.com to learn about the artist.