ILP co-presents environmental workshop

Ann Marie DownesThe application of federal environmental law in Indian Country was the focus of a workshop presented by the College of Law’s Indian Legal Program and the ASU American Indian Policy Institute on May 27 on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

Ann Marie Downes, director of the College’s Indian Legal Graduate Programs, and Patricia Mariella, the institute’s director, conducted the workshop for the Community’s Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Department.
Among discussion topics were well-known cases in Indian law, including Dura v. Reina, which originated on the Salt River-Maricopa Indian Community. Other discussion centered on the development of federal Indian policy, civil and regulatory jurisdictional issues.
The workshop is the first of several on environmental compliance and enforcement that the institute will be conducting with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

WEWIN Conference

Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations Fifth Annual Conference

“Sovereignty: A Generation for Change”

July 31 – August 2, 2009
Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & CasinoScottsdale/Fountain Hills, AZ

This training and development conference is for elected Tribal officials, Indian community leaders, and State and Federal program managers committed to enhancements and change.


Women Entrepreneurs in Indian Country Share Sucessful StrategiesHow to Work Effectively with State, Local, Federal, and Tribal Government

Preparing for Leadership: Where Do I Start and What are My Responsibilities

Finance 101: Understanding Tribal Budgets, Indirect Costs, Grants, Discretionary Funds and Fiscal Responsibilities

NABA-AZ Annual Luncheon



The topic of this year’s annual luncheon is:


This year, we are honored to present a panel presentation of three distinguished Native American women leaders. The panelists will share their experiences, challenges, and motivation behind their paths to leadership.


Rebecca Tsosie Professor of Law, Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar Executive Director, Indian Legal Program and Affiliate Professor, American Indian Studies Program


Diane Enos, President of Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community
Diane Humetewa, United States Attorney District of Arizona
Mary Thomas, Former Governor of the Gila River Indian Community

Date: June 26, 2009
Time: Noon — 1:30 p.m.

Location: Arizona Biltmore, Grand Room located in Conference Center (State Bar Convention)

Cost: $15 NABA-AZ Member

$20 non-NABA-AZ Member


Please RSVP to by June 12th if you are planning on attending.

JOB: General Counsel – Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, is looking for an experienced Indian lawyer to fill its general counsel position. The duties include managing all of the Tribe’s legal affairs, which are considerable, managing an in-house staff of 2 attorneys (it has been as high as 6 in the past), managing the work assigned to outside counsel, and advising the Tribe’s Board of Directors (Tribal Council) on all legal issues that arise.

Anyone interested should contact Bruce Greene – see contact info below.

1500 Tamarack Avenue
Boulder, Colorado 80304
303-284-8654 Office
303-284-8578 Facsimile
303-249-5848 Mobile