Roatch-Haskell lecture with Robert J. Miller – 3/23

The John F. Roatch and Linda Haskell Lectures,
a special one-day event

March 23, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
University Club of Phoenix
The event is free and open to public. Register here.

The Program
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. | Arrival and registration
Coffee and muffins

9:30 – 10:15 a.m. | The Roatch Lecture
Frank Rennie, Professor of Sustainable Rural Development and Assistant Principal
Lews Castle College University of the Highlands Islands
Celtic lands and identities: Global and local implications

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. | A brief commentary from Professor Miller

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. | Discussion (Audience Q&A)

10:45 – 11:15 a.m. | Break
Coffee and pastry refill in the garden

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | The Haskell Speaker
Robert Miller, Professor, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University
Faculty Director, Rosette LLP American Indian Economic Development Program
Indian Nations: Land, governance and economic development

12:00 – 12:15 p.m. | A brief commentary from Professor Rennie

12:15 – 12:30 p.m. | Discussion (Audience Q&A)

12:30 – 12:45 p.m. | Presentations

The audience will move to the garden for lunch after a brief break

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Luncheon in the Garden

To view full announcement, click here.

Arizona Voting Rights – 3/9

The Arizona Advisory Committee to the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights is hosting a public meeting to hear testimony regarding potential barriers to voting such as language access, access to the polls, early voting, and voter registration that may have a disparate impact on voters on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin. This meeting is free and open to the public.

Download pdf AZ SAC Voting Rights Briefing Flyer

Honoring 45 years of teaching with Professor Robert N. Clinton – 3/22

 

Professor Clinton first joined the ILP family in 2001 and he will be greatly missed.  We are collecting retirement messages for Professor Clinton to include in a slideshow that will be displayed during the gathering. Send your messages and RSVP to ILP@asu.edu.

Please join us to wish congratulations and farewell to our distinguished Foundation Professor of Law Robert N. Clinton.

Lunch Conversation with Honorable Ernest Sickey – Today!

Friday, February 9, 2018 / 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Beus Center for Law and Society
President Peterson Zah Active Learning Classroom, Room 352
111 E. Taylor Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Ernest Sickey held leadership roles for the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana for nearly three decades. He was a trailblazer in the evolution of Indian affairs in the southeastern United States and led his own community from legal obscurity to becoming the first tribe to be recognized by the state (1972), one of the only tribes in the nation to be recognized by the Department of Interior through administrative channels (1973), and laid the foundation for multiple economic ventures that have since placed the Coushatta among the state’s top private employers.

In addition to his efforts in advocating for his own community, Sickey lobbied the Louisiana legislature to create an Office of Indian Affairs, which he served as the first executive director. He was also among the founders of the Louisiana Inter-Tribal Council and Institute for Indian Development. Today, Louisiana is home to four federally recognized and ten state recognized tribes.

A key player in the broader regional movement in promoting Indigenous rights, Sickey was among the original members of the United Southern and Eastern Tribes. He testified before Congress, led efforts in establishing legal precedents around land claims and tribal jurisdiction, and has spoken before United Nations panels.

Free and open to public. RSVP at ilp@asu.edu or 480-965-2922

18th Annual Alumni & Friends Awards Ceremony & Reception – 4/5

Announcing the 19th Annual ILP Alumni & Friends Awards Ceremony & Reception to be held April 5, 20178 5:30 pm at Shadows Lounge, Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. We hope to see you there!

Friendly reminder – Don’t forget to nominate your classmates for the ILP alumni awards. These will be given out at the ILP mixer at Fed Bar. Awards will be presented at the ILP Alumni Reception at Fed Bar on April 5th at Talking Sticks Resort. See nominations details – 2018 ILP Alumni Awards. Nominations due Friday, February 19th! Nomination materials should be sent by email to: Kate.Rosier@asu.edu.

Climate Impacts conference recap in The Revelator

“Climate change is one of those things that can uproot all people,” said Lickers, environmental science officer for the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne in Ontario, Canada, one of the Haudenosaunee peoples. “We’ve been concerned about climate change for a long, long time.” Read the full article Tribal Cultures Under Water – Falling Through Thin Ice.

ILP: 11th Annual William C. Canby Jr. Lecture – Struggles in Federal Indian Law: Alaska Native Rights and the Katie John Litigation – Next week!

Thursday, January 25 • 4:30-6 p.m.
Beus Center for Law and Society
W. P. Carey Armstrong Foundation Great Hall
111 E. Taylor Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

The 11th Annual William C. Canby Jr. Lecture will feature guest lecturer Professor Robert T. Anderson will review the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and focus on the Katie John litigation over the right to fish at a traditional village and fish camp site by upper Ahtna people.

Anderson is a Professor and Director of the Native American Law Center at the University of Washington School Of Law, and is the Oneida Indian Nation Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School where he teaches annually.

Free – This may qualify for 1.0 general CLE credit.

Free and open to the public. Food will be reserved to those who RSVP at law.asu.edu/canby. We hope to see you there.

Download and print pdf: 2018 Canby Anderson Flyer_CLE

 

2018 ILP Alumni Awards – Call for Nominations

The ILP alumni awards are now open. Nominate your classmates and friends! The ILP Awards include Professional Achievement, Alumni Service Award, and Emerging Leader Award. Nominations are due February 19, 2018! Nomination materials should be sent by email to: Kate.Rosier@asu.edu. Awards will be presented at the ILP alumni reception at Fed Bar on April 5th at Talking Stick Resort.

Nomination Guidelines

ILP Professional Achievement Award – This award recognizes outstanding achievement in Indian Law or Tribal Law throughout an individual’s career. The award honors ILP alumni whose achievements in the field of Indian Law or Tribal Law have brought distinction to themselves and real benefit to the Indian community. Nomination Package Requirements:

  • Describe the unique professional achievements in the field of Indian Law or Tribal Law that has brought distinction to the candidate. (maximum two pages)
  • Describe the recognized contributions made by this candidate that demonstrate a benefit to the larger community. (maximum one page)
  • Describe the ways in which the candidate’s achievements are truly extraordinary or exceptional. (maximum one page)
  • Provide at least two letters of support from individuals that can speak to the candidate’s impact on his or her profession.
  • Letters of support should speak to the magnitude of the individual’s impact in the practice of Indian or tribal law or in the Indian community.
  • Provide a 200 word bio of the nominee.
  • Past winners include: Kathy Bowman (’86), Rob Rosette (’96), Diane Enos (’92), Ben Hanley (’71), Herb Yazzie (’75).

ILP Alumni Service Award – This award is given for outstanding service to the Indian Legal Program, and is awarded for extended, extraordinary service to the Indian Legal Program. Nomination Package Requirements

  • Describe the ways in which the candidate has served or supported the ILP and the ILP alumni. Examples can include serving on committees, boards, CLEs, mentoring ILP students, or other volunteer or fundraising efforts or funding commitments. (maximum one page)
  • Describe the ways this service been truly extraordinary. (maximum one page)
  • Describe how the candidate’s service has benefited the ILP. (maximum one page)
  • Please provide at least two letters of support from ILP alumni as part of the nomination package.
  • Provide a 200 word bio of the nominee.
  • Past winners include: Ann Marie Downes (’94) and Mary Shirley (’92)

ILP Emerging Leader Award – This award acknowledges and encourages service to Indian Country and the ILP by alumni who are less than ten years out of law school. The award recognizes outstanding achievements in their professional career, volunteer work, and promotion or support of the ILP and/or ASU NALSA. Nomination Package Requirements.

  • Describe how the candidate has achieved professional success in their legal career.
  • Describe the candidate’s volunteer work.
  • Describe how the candidate achieved an exceptional level of service while balancing the demands of being a recent graduate. (maximum one page)
  • Describe how the candidate was proactive in efforts to become involved in ILP and/or ILP alumni activities. (maximum one page)
  • Describe how the candidate’s service has been sustained over a long period of time or how the service has been innovative or beneficial. (maximum one page)
  • Provide two letters of support from fellow ILP alumni.
  • Provide a 200 word bio of the nominee.
  • Past winners include: Steve Bodmer (’06) and Elizabeth Medicine Crow (’05), and Charles Galbraith (’07), Matthew Campbell (’08)