The Native American Resources Committee is pleased to announced the availability of $5,000 in scholarships for the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources’ 18th Section Fall Meeting, which will be held on September 29-October 2, 2010, in New Orleans, LA. The Meeting will include over two dozen cutting edge CLE sessions, and the Native American Resources Committee will be cosponsoring a panel, titled “Renewable Energy and the Endangered Species Act: Advancing Sustainable Energy While Protecting Wildlife.” Besides CLE, the Section Fall Meeting also provides many invaluable opportunities to network with environmental, energy, and natural resource attorneys from across the nation as well as with our Section leaders and members of the Native American Resources Committee. To learn more about the program and offerings during the Section Fall Meeting, visit http://www.abanet.org/environ/fallmeet/2010/home.shtml.
The Native American Resources Committee has been recognized as a national forum for lawyers representing tribes, tribal entities, indigenous peoples, and businesses engaged in development or other commercial activities within or near Indian country, Alaska Native villages, and other lands of indigenous peoples. The Committee focuses on broad ranging current and emerging environmental, energy, and resource issues affecting such lands. Additional information about the Native American Resources Committee is available at http://www.abanet.org/environ/fallmeet/2010/home.shtml.
The Committee’s target applicants for these scholarships are reservation-based and other Indian law attorneys who are interested in attending the Section’s Fall Meeting and learning more about the benefits of Section membership, but who are not able to do so without financial assistance. Applicants do not need to be members of the ABA to apply. Interested applicants for the scholarships should send an email of interest, including their background information, to: Kimberly Craven, Membership Vice Chair, Native American Resources Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applying is COB Thursday, September 4, 2010.
Additionally, the Section itself is the Section itself is offering a limited number of scholarships for law students who want to attend the entire meeting and volunteer at the 18th Section Fall Meeting. This is a wonderful experience for students to learn and network so please pass the word on to students who are interested in Indian law and environmental law. The deadline for applying for student scholarships is August 30, 2010. Please also be advised that the Section is offering a number of registration fee waivers available for academics, government, and public interest attorneys. The deadline for applying for waivers is August 23, 2010. Visit the Fall Meeting website link noted above for more information on applying for the Section scholarships and waivers.
Thank you, and we hope to see you in New Orleans this fall.
Native American Resources Committee
Jana L. Walker, Co-Chair
Donald M. Clary, Co-Chair
Kimberly Craven, Membership Vice Chair