Navajo Nation Law 2014 CLE Conference – Oct 24, 2014 – Early Bird Registration ends tomorrow 10/01 at 5 pm.

Navajo Nation Law 2014 CLE Conference – Oct 24, 2014 – Early Bird Registration ends tomorrow 10/01 at 5 pm.  Get your required annual Navajo Bar CLE credits here.   New Mexico MCLE approval pending.

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Congrats to ILP student Jeremiah Chin, (Class of 2014) Recipient of the Ross-Blakley Law Library Award for Exemplary Student Research

First Place: Jeremiah Chin, Red Law, White Supremacy: Cherokee Freedmen, Tribal Sovereignty and the Colonial Feedback Loop

Second Place: Jennifer Walston, Arizona’s Domestic Violence Victims Need a More Safety-Centered Approach in Their Pursuit of Family Court Orders

The Ross-Blakley Law Library at the Sandra O’Connor College of Law is pleased to announce the 2014 recipients of The Ross-Blakley Law Library Award for Exemplary Student Research.  Jeremiah Chin is the first place award recipient for his paper, Red Law, White Supremacy: Cherokee Freedmen, Tribal Sovereignty and the Colonial Feedback Loop and Jennifer Walston earned second-place honors for, Arizona’s Domestic Violence Victims Need a More Safety-Centered Approach in Their Pursuit of Family Court Orders. Jeremiah Chin and Jennifer Walston’s papers demonstrate sophistication and originality in the use of research materials, exceptional innovation in research strategy, and skillful synthesis of research results into a comprehensive scholarly analysis.

A review panel comprised of librarians Victoria Trotta and Beth DiFelice and Associate Clinical Professor Kimberly Holst selected the winners from the competitive entries.

In addition to receiving a monetary award, the winners are also invited to publish their papers in the Law Library’s digital scholarship repository, and to feature their papers in the Law Library Display Case.

Chin’s research highlights the intersections of race and sovereignty and raises important questions about shifting conceptions of citizenship, self-determination, racial identity, and indigeneity in the United States. His paper blends legal and academic publications, secondary historical research, archival research and case law from several different courts.  Chin says one of the big discoveries he found while researching for the paper was not only the amount of Cherokee law that was digitally archived online, but also the extent to which the Dawes Rolls and other historical government documents are available through the United States Government Archives. The discovery of these resources allowed him to look at the form and content of the Dawes Rolls, a crucial document for analysis, and even look-up the names of individuals mentioned within the research study. He goes on to say that unlike many other papers he has written, this paper mixes archival research with a case that has yet to reach a final decision in federal court. Therefore his research not only encompassed historical texts, but also included different Google alerts and social media to locate information about the ongoing cases and conflicts to ensure that the case law is up-to-date.

http://www.law.asu.edu/library/2014RecipientsoftheRossBlakleyLawLibraryAwardforExemplaryStudentResearch.aspx

The Future of Food – Building sustainable food systems in indigenous communities – May 1, Heard Museum

The Future of Food –  Building sustainable food systems in indigenous communities
Heard Museum
Steele Hall,  2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004

Thursday, May 1, 2014
reception in the courtyard: 6:00 p.m.
program: 7:00 p.m.
Public Lecture:
Jim Enote, Director and Curator, Zuni Museum
Poetry Reading: Simon Ortiz, writer and poet
Music Performance: Randy Kemp, artist and musician

For more information contact: joan.mcgregor@asu.edu or rebecca.tsosie@asu.edu.
This event is supported by a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences/IHR Seed Grant, the Global Institute of Sustainability, and the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies.

RSVP at: https://ihr.asu.edu/node/1679/register

Can International Law Support Changes to Federal Indian Policy? Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Conference

April 19, 2013 – 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University
Great Hall, Armstrong Hall, 1100 S. McAllister Avenue, Tempe, AZ  85287
Free and Open to the Public – Registration requested.

Keynote Speaker:  S. James Anaya, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Agenda and registration online at:  http://conferences.asucollegeoflaw.com/drip/
Contact:  Darlene Lester / darlene.lester@asu.edu / 480-965-7715
Sponsored by the Indian Legal Program & the Center for Law and Global Affairs at ASU
CLE Registration $150.00 is available for Attorneys seeking  CLE credits.
CLE Credits: 5 CLE Credits for AZ & CA, 5.5  MCLE credits for NM
Live Web-streaming at:  http://law.asu.edu/undrip2013

Please Join Us!  Please help us spread the word about this important conference . 

 

 

Native research trailblazer joins ranks of ASU’s most prestigious scholars

Rebecca Tsosie has received the highest faculty honor at Arizona State University, as a 2012 Regents’ Professor. Tsosie is a professor of law and the Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar in ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Additionally, she is an affiliate professor in the American Indian Studies Program and a faculty fellow in the Center for the Study of Law, Science and Technology.

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