Clinton paper published in "Law Journal"

Robert Clinton An article by Professor Robert Clinton entitled “Enactment of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988: The Return of the Buffalo to Indian Country or Another Federal Usurpation of Tribal Sovereignty?” will be published by the Arizona State Law Journal.

The article is one of seven papers the Journal will publish from the October 2008 conference, Indian Country’s Winning Hand: IGRA at 20, which was held at the Fort McDowell Resort and Casino.

Tsosie serves on Native Women and Intersectionality panel

Rebecca Tsosie Rebecca Tsosie, executive director of the College of Law’s Indian Legal Program, recently served on the Native Women and Intersectionality panel at the Fourth Annual CRS Symposium, “Intersectionality: Challenging Theory Reframing Politics Transforming Movements, Critical Race Studies Program.”

The symposium was held March 11-13 at the UCLA School of Law.

Tsosie is a Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar, a Faculty Fellow in the Center for Law and Global Affairs, and Affiliate Professor, American Indian Studies Program. She teaches in the areas of Indian law, Property, Bioethics, and Critical Race Theory, as well as seminars in International Indigenous Rights and in the College’s Tribal Policy, Law, and Government Master of Laws program. Tsosie, who is of Yaqui descent, has worked extensively with tribal governments and organizations and serves as a Supreme Court Justice for the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.

Clinton Speaks at "Stewards in Leadership" conference

Robert Clinton Robert Clinton, professor of law and an affiliated faculty member of the American Indian Studies Program at Arizona State University, recently spoke on the history of federal Indian policy at Stewards in Leadership: Timeless Traditions in a Digital World, ASU’s annual conference for newly elected Native American officials.

The conference, held April 15-16, at ASU’s Memorial Union, was sponsored by ASU’s American Indian Newly Elected Officials program and provided experience-based lessons designed for elected and appointed tribal leaders and key tribal government staff.

Presented from a uniquely Native worldview, this program brought together outstanding respected leaders like Ivan Makil, former President of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, and Jacob Moore, Tribal Relations Coordinator, ASU Office of Public Affairs, who shared their experience, stories and wisdom with new generations of leaders.

Participants gained a better understanding of the unique and complex world of responsibilities bestowed on those who bear the mantle of leadership. They also learned how to make traditional cultural values a more effective part of the decision-making process to determine the future of Indian Country in a contemporary world. Participants discussed strategies that can enrich their own lives and the lives of their people and communities.

Clinton also serves as Chief Justice of the Winnebago Supreme Court and as an Associate Justice of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Court of Appeals, the Colorado River Indian Tribes Court of Appeals, the Hualapai Tribal Court of Appeals, and the Hopi Court of Appeals. He also has served as a temporary judge or arbitrator for other tribes and as an expert witness or consultant in Indian law and cyberlaw cases.

He teaches and writes about federal Indian law, tribal law, Native American history, constitutional law, federal courts, cyberspace law, copyrights, and civil procedure.

Artman Chapter included in "Emerging Issues" book

Carl Artman Carl J. Artman, director of the Economic Development in Indian Country Program, has contributed a chapter, “Attorney as Facilitator: Working Through Economic Development, Energy, and Environmental Issues,” to the recently published book, Emerging Issues in Tribal-State Relations, 2010 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Preserving Tribal Sovereignty, Responding to New Regulations, and Improving the Tribal-State Relationship (Inside the Minds).

“The book provides an authoritative, insider’s perspective on recent trends and developments in tribal law and the role of the attorney in interactions between sovereign nations and the government,” according to a synopsis.

“Featuring partners and shareholders from some of the nation’s leading law firms, this book offers a broad yet comprehensive overview of the most common disputes between Native American tribes and state and local governments and the strategies being utilized to resolve these issues.

“Through analyses of recent and pending case decisions, these leaders review the most controversial issues and new regulations in tribal law today, including law enforcement on tribal lands, tribal sovereign immunity, acquisition of land in trust, protection of natural resources, taxation issues, and Indian gaming.

“The authors weigh the impact of the recent economic crisis on tribes and local governments alike and suggest opportunities for partnership. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today, as these experienced lawyers offer up their thoughts around the keys to improving tribal and government relationships.

“Inside the Minds provides readers with proven business intelligence from C-Level executives and lawyers (Chairman, CEO, CFO, CMO, Partner) from the world’s most respected companies and firms nationwide. Each chapter is comparable to an essay/thought leadership piece and is a future-oriented look at where an industry, profession, or topic is heading and the most important issues for the future. Each author has been selected based upon their experience and C-level standing within the professional community.”

Artman served as the 10th Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Interior and as the Department’s Associate Solicitor for Indian Affairs. An enrolled member of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, Artman has worked for his tribe as Director of Federal Affairs, Chief Legal Counsel, and as Chief Operating Officer of an Oneida Tribe-owned telecommunications venture.

JOB: Quinault – AG

Date: 4/30/2010 2:02:38 PM

Contact: Cheri Potter, Human Resource Specialist
Employer: Quinault Indian Nation
Address1: 1214 Aalis Dr.
CityStateZip: Taholah, Wa 98587
Phone: (360) 276-8215 ext. 577
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JobTitle: Attorney General
Salary: DOQ
Hours: 40 hours per week
Description: The Quinault Indian Nation is recruiting for an experienced federal Indian law practitioner to serve as the in-house Quinault Attorney General responsible for the implementation and administration of legal services to the Quinault Tribal Government and it?s entities. This fulltime position is within the 7 member team comprising the Office of Reservation Attorney, under the executive branch of the Quinault government. Our office is located next to the confluence of the Quinault River into the Pacific Ocean on the pristine Quinault Reservation. To apply, please call Human Resources Specialist, Cheri Potter(360) 276-8215 ext. 577 or contact via The Nation is a tribal member and Indian preference employer. Applicants are encouraged to apply early, and to explore the Nation?s website at:
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Deadline: May 18, 2010