Thank You from the ILP 2018

The ILP was able to exceed our goal of 118 donors, raising over $30,000 in donations, through the Pitchfunder campaign for our 30th anniversary. In our new era of self-sufficiency, your donations are more important than ever. The ILP hopes to continue to expand program opportunities for our amazing students through your generous donations and provide scholarships and accessibility to many more students to come.

To the friends of the ILP, this video comes from all of ILP’s students, staff and faculty as a huge thank you for always supporting our program! The people shown are only a handful of the students and faculty that your donations will benefit.

We’d also like to wish our ILP family happy holidays and happy new year! If you’re still in the spirit of giving, it’s not too late to donate to the ILP before 2018 ends. Donate here. Thank you for your contribution!

 

Talking Stick Podcast – Tribal Energy Resources, Policies & Potential

The latest podcast! 🎧

This episode of the Talking Stick Podcast, Tribal Energy Resources, Policies & Potential, features Professor Pilar Thomas from Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, and provides a detailed discussion about current tribal energy resource policies and other energy-related issues affecting Indian tribes.

To listen, click here.

Cultural Resources in an Era of Shifting Government Policy – 11/16

The Indian Legal Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law invites graduate students from any discipline to present a 15-minute presentation on a topic related to cultural resources during our upcoming cultural resources symposium. Interested graduate students should submit an abstract of no more than 200 words to Darlene.Lester@asu.edu no later than October 15, 2018. Those selected to present papers will be notified by October 26, 2018.

Come support the graduate students from Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University as they present their paper. The symposium is free and open to the public.

Experts discuss hot topics at Third Annual Tribal Government E-Commerce Conference Feb 2-3, 2017

The Indian Legal Program and the Rosette, LLP American Indian Economic Program and are pleased to be hosting the Third Annual Tribal Government E-Commerce Conference, “Sovereignty and E-Commerce:  Innovating and Reshaping the Borders of Indian Country CLE Conference”  at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, February 2-3, 2017.  Early Registration extended to Jan. 9.     Click here for conference website.

Introductory Address:  Chairman Brian Cladoosby, President of the National Congress of the American Indians

Keynote Address:  The Honorable Kenneth L. Salazar, the 50th United States Secretary of the Interior for President Barack Obama from 2009-2013.

Featured Speaker:  Assistant Secretary Lawrence S. Roberts, Principal Deputy Assistance Secretary, U.S. Department of Indian Affairs, under Secretary Sally Jewel.

Click here for conference agenda.  Please join us for this important and timely conference in Indian Country.

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This conference will qualify for 12 General CLE credits for the State Bar Association of Arizona.   New Mexico approval is pending.

Federal Indian Law Speaker at Heard Museum

Federal Indian law expert Stephen Pevar to speak, sign books at the Heard

The author of a book that explains the complexities of federal Indian law and tribes’ and their members’ relationships with each other and with non-Indians will speak on current legal issues facing Native peoples Aug. 7 at the Heard Museum in Phoenix.

Stephen Pevar, author of "The Rights of Indians and Tribes," speaks at the Heard Museum Aug. 7.

Stephen Pevar, author of “The Rights of Indians and Tribes,” speaks at the Heard Museum Aug. 7.

Stephen L. Pevar, the author of The Rights of Indians and Tribes, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, in the Monte Vista Room at the museum, 2301 N. Central Ave. Pevar will sign copies of his book, available at $25 per copy following his presentation. Since Aug. 7 is First Friday, evening (6 to 10 p.m.) general admission to the museum – and to Pevar’s talk — is free; a $5 gate fee will be charged to visitors wishing to attend the exhibit Super Heroes: Art! Action! Adventure!

Federal Indian law continues to be a complex subject for lawyers and non-lawyers alike. In his presentation at the Heard, Pevar will touch on several topics discussed in the book, which include the powers of Indian tribes; civil and criminal jurisdiction on Indian reservations; Indian hunting, fishing and water rights; taxation in Indian country; the Indian Civil Rights Act; the Indian Child Welfare Act; and tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians.

Pevar is senior staff counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union. He taught a course in federal Indian law at the University of Denver School of Law for 16 years and has lectured extensively on the subject. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Virginia School of Law. He had served for three years as staff attorney for South Dakota Legal Services on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation. Since 1976, he has been a national staff counsel for the ACLU.

Pevar has litigated some 200 federal cases involving constitutional rights, including one case in the U.S. Supreme Court. His areas of specialty include free speech, Indian rights, prisoners’ rights and the separation of church and state.

The Rights of Indians and Tribes by Stephen L. Pevar

Cover of “The Rights of Indians and Tribes” by Stephen Pevar


Event Details

Friday, August 7
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Cost: Free

Location:
Monte Vista Room

Event Category:
Book signing, Lectures

 

NABA-AZ 2015 Seven Generations Honorees

Native American Bar Association of Arizona
2015 Seven Generations Honorees

The Native American Bar Association of Arizona (“NABA-AZ”) would like to congratulate its 2015 NABA-AZ Seven Generations Honorees.

Lifetime Achievement Award
Eric Dahlstrom, Partner
Rothstein, Donatelli, Hughes, Dahlstrom,
Schoenburg & Bienvenu, LLP

Community Award
James Anaya, Regents Professor & the
James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights
Law and Policy,
University of Arizona James E. Rogers
College of Law

Member of the Year Award
Denton Robinson, Partner
Rothstein, Donatelli, Hughes, Dahlstrom,
Schoenburg & Bienvenu, LLP

Please save the date, as the Seven Generations Dinner and Silent Auction will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino, located at 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Chandler, Arizona 85048, Gila River Indian Community.

Please contact Kate Rosier at (480) 965-6204 or kathlene.rosier@asu.edu, NABA-AZ Dinner Committee Chair, if you have any questions about the upcoming dinner and silent auction.