Indigenous Law Conference


Day 1 - November 4

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8:45-9:15am ET Welcome


       Linda Greene, Dean, Michigan State University College of Law
       Dean Ferguson, DESO, Michigan State University College of Law

       Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Professor & Director, ILPC
       Doreen McPaul, President, TICA

9:15-10:15am ET Ch-ch-changes: From Tribal Judge to Assistant Secretary and Everything In Between
       

Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs

and conversation with Whitney Gravelle, President, Bay Mills Indian Community

 10:15-10:30am Break  

10:30-11:45am ET Tribal Traditional Law in Practice
       

Rodgerick Begay, Assistant Attorney General for the DOJ Chapter Unit
Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Director of the Indigenous Law & Policy Center, Michigan State University College of Law
Robert Alan Hershey, Clinical Professor of Law Emeritus, Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program, University of Arizona Rogers College of Law

Materials:

Ghost Road Comic Book (Fletcher)

#20-2145 Tenth Circuit Pueblo of Jemez vs United States of America

US Forest Service

Hopi Sand Woman

 

11:45-12:45 Lunch

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12:45-2:00pm ET  Consultation Practices


Moderator: Ian F. Tapu,  Law Clerk, Hawaii State Judiciary
Joe Sarcinella, Partner, Drummond Woodsum
Wenona Singel, Associate Director of the Indigenous Law & Policy Center, Associate Professor of Law at the Michigan State University College of Law
Tehani M. Louis-Perkins, Student, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

      

2:00-2:15pm Break

2:15-3:30pm ET Beyond Brackeen: Ongoing Protections for Indian Children   
       

Moderator: Cassondra Church, Legal Counselor, Indigenous Law & Policy Center, Michigan State University College of Law
April Olson, Attorney, Rothstein Donatelli
Kate Fort, Director of Clinics, Michigan State University College of Law
Austin Moore, Attorney, Native American Disability Law Center

Materials:

Comprehensive State ICWA Laws

 

 

3:30pm ET End of Day 1 Sessions

Join us for the evening reception! 

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5-6:30pm ET
Welcome Reception
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Reception MC

James Washinawatok II, TICA Treasurer

 

OPENING WORDS

Stephen Greetham, TICA Vice President

Door prizes and live entertainment!

CLOSING WORDS

 Doreen N. McPaul, TICA President

Kate Fort, Director of Clinics, MSU Law

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Day 2