Tsosie a panelist at ABA Law Summit

Professor Rebecca Tsosie will join a panel discussion at the ABA Environment, Energy, and Resources Law Summit: 16th Section Fall Meeting, on Sept. 17-20 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix. Tsosie, executive director of the Indian Legal Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and a Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar, will participate in the panel, “Tribal Sacred Places and Cultural Resources on Public Lands,” on Thursday, Sept. 18. Tsosie will be joined on the panel by Diane J. Humetewa, U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona, and a 1993 alumna of the College of Law, and Jack Trope, executive director of the Association on American Indian Affairs. Indian tribes regard many places outside reservation boundaries as holding religious and cultural importance, and the National Historic Preservation Act does require federal agencies to consult with tribes when such places are affected by their actions. The trio will discuss whether these consultations have been acceptable to all parties. The meeting, sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, will offer more than 25 Continuing Legal Education programs, along with a public-service project, keynote addresses and various networking opportunities.