Call for National NALSA Moot Court Competition Judges!

National NALSA and the ASU NALSA Local Chapter are seeking volunteer Judges for the 26th Annual NNALSA Moot Court Competition taking place March 2-4, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ at the Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

If you are interested in volunteering as a Brief Judge and/or an Oral Argument Judge, please fill out our survey. Thank you for your time!

Native American Voting Rights Coalition’s Desert Southwest Voting – 1/11

Thursday, January 11, 2018
8:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Beus Center for Law and Society
W.P. Carey Armstrong Great Hall
111 E. Taylor Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

We want to hear about your experience in voter registration and voting in federal, state, and local (non-tribal) elections.
Issues to be addressed include whether Native voters have opportunities in their communities that are equal to those of
non-Natives or if they experience discrimination in:
• Location of voter registration
• Location of in-person voting
• Voter identification requirements
• Vote-by-mail
• Early voting
• Poll worker opportunities
• Redistricting
• Treatment at the polls
• Language barriers
• Other discrimination

Witnesses will include tribal leaders, advocates, and voters. If you would like to testify or want more information, please
contact Patty Ferguson-Bohnee at

The Native American Voting Rights Coalition is an alliance of national and grassroots organizations, scholars, and activists
advocating for equal access for Native Americans to the political process. It is holding eld hearings throughout Indian
Country to document barriers to registration and voting in non-tribal elections. Information from the hearings will help
promote public education, identify policy solutions, and advance other legal remedies to expand Native access to voting.

Register to attend or submit testimony:

Download pdf flyer here: Arizona Voting Rights Hearing_Jan 2018.4.

11th Annual William C. Canby Jr. Lecture – Struggles in Federal Indian Law: Alaska Native Rights and the Katie John Litigation – 1/26

Thursday, January 26 • 4-6 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.

This may qualify for 1.0 general CLE credit.

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

Download and print pdf: 2018 Canby Anderson Flyer_CLE

Prof. Ferguson-Bohnee talks about Cultures Under Water: Climate Impacts on Tribal Cultural Heritage CLE Conference

ASU Law Indian Legal Program Cultures Under Water December 6-8, 2017 from SandraDayOConnorCollegeofLaw on Vimeo.

Cultures Under Water: Climate Impacts on Tribal Cultural Heritage CLE Conference 

Dec. 6: Before the Flood film / Pima Theater / 6 – 7:45 pm / Free & open to public.
Dec 7: Conference / Ventana Ballroom / 8 am – 5 pm / Walk-in Registration opens at 7:30 am.
Fairly Traceable play / Pima Theater / 6:15 – 7:45 pm / Free & open to public. This play qualifies for free 1.5 CLE credit hours.
Dec. 8: Conference / Ventana Ballroom / 7:30 am – 5 pm

#climateimpacts #climatechangeisnotamyth #weareallclimatekeepers#culturalheritageisahumanright

Cultures Under Water: Climate Impacts on Tribal Cultural Heritage – Standard Registration ends TODAY!

Cultures Under Water: Climate Impacts on Tribal Cultural Heritage CLE Conference will be held Wednesday, December 6 – Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Memorial Union on Tempe campus.

Extreme weather and climate events have increased over the past 50 years and Indigenous peoples are among the most vulnerable to the adverse effects because they are often inextricably tied to their land. As a result, climate change not only threatens the landscape, but also cultural identity.  Indigenous peoples have used traditional knowledge to mitigate climate disruptions and to adapt to the changing environment. However, policy discussions have failed to adequately address climate impacts on cultural heritage, and the rapid rate of climate disruptions continues to threaten indigenous cultures and communities with alarming speed. This conference will build on the discussions of climate change, adaptation, and traditional knowledge by focusing specifically on climate impacts on tribal cultural heritage.

We will bring together tribal leadership and members, scientists, scholars, attorneys and activists to discuss climate change threats and challenges faced by indigenous communities.  The goal is to share knowledge and resources with tribal representatives to respond to threats to cultural heritage by addressing:  Is cultural heritage a human right, and why is tribal cultural heritage important?  How does climate change impact tribal cultural heritage? How can tribal communities maintain cultural heritage in the face of changing climate risks?  Attendees will participate in sessions that focus on identifying obstacles and proposing solutions to these challenges.

Dec. 6: Before the Flood film
Dec 7: Conference / Ventana Ballroom / 6-7:30 pm
       Fairly Traceable play / Pima Theater / 6:15-7:45 pm
Dec. 8: Conference / Ventana Ballroom / 7:30 am-5 pm

Learn more at:

Download updated PDF flyer – Climate Impacts 110117

Questions? Contact Jennifer Williams at or 480-727-0420.

Cultures Under Water: Climate Impacts on Tribal Cultural Heritage – Attorney CLE Early Bird Registration ends TODAY!

Cultures Under Water: Climate Impacts on Tribal Cultural Heritage CLE conference will be held Wednesday, December 6* – Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Memorial Union, Ventana Ballroom on ASU Tempe campus.

*Note: December 6 is evening only and will feature Before The Flood by Fisher Stevens. This film features Leonardo DiCaprio with contributions by many scientists and researchers from around the world, who meet and discuss the reality of climate change in various locations on five continents as they witness climate change firsthand.

On the evening of December 7, there will be a staged reading of nationally acclaimed playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle ’s play, Fairly Traceable. This play tells the story of two young attorneys – one a citizen of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma, the other a citizen of the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe in southern Louisiana – who are both fighting to save their Tribal Nations and families from climate change.  Click here to read reviews.

Registration at:

Download updated PDF flyer – Climate Impacts 102617

Questions? Contact Jennifer Williams at or 480-727-0420.