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Professor James Grijalva presented twice in December

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Grijalva presented at the Winter Meeting of the Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance in Rapid City, SD and a national webinar panel. In Rapid City, SD, Professor Grijalva facilitated A Conversation on Seeking Environmental Justice for Indigenous Peoples, from the Grassroots UP. The topic focused on using federal environmental justice grants for community-based organizations to […]

Professor Dan Lewerenz serves as expert back reader for NPR’s Throughline

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A Tale of Two Tribal Nations Episode Description The word “reservation” implies “reserved” – as in, this land is reserved for Native Americans. But most reservation land actually isn’t owned by tribes. Instead, it’s checkerboarded into private farmland, federal forests, summer camps, even resorts. That’s true for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in northern […]

CANCELED: Danelle Smith, 2023 Distinguished Indian Law Speaker

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE Tribal Self-Governance in Action: A New Era of Healthcare for the Winnebago Tribe The Northern Plains Indian Law Center is proud to host the Annual Distinguished Indian Law Speaker on Thursday, April 20 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. at UND School of Law in room 203. Smith […]

Professor Lewerenz quoted as an expert: The Supreme Court and the Indian Child Welfare Act: What’s at Stake in Brackeen Case

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Brackeen v. Haaland could change the future of Indigenous rights. teenVogue BY SOPHIE HAYSSEN MARCH 8, 2023  At age nine, tragedy struck Autumn Adams’ life. Her father passed away and her mother was deemed unfit to care for her, leaving Adams with an uncertain future. Adams, who is a member of the Yakama Nation, a federally recognized […]

Off and Running: Indian Nations Gaming and Governance Program: Professor Kathryn Rand mentioned

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By Chad’s Dad February 23, 2023 The William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV unveiled the Indian Nations Gaming and Governance program (INGG) following a substantial gift from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians in early 2020. Then just as the school was set to further boost its reputation as a leader in tribal law, gaming, […]

Tackling Climate Change: Professor Dan Lewerenz is quoted

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US Rep. Melanie Stansbury calls on the Biden administration to include tribal leaders more when it comes to climate change. Examining the Supreme Court case on race-conscious admissions in colleges and universities with law professor, Dan Lewerenz. Plus, Holly Cook Macarro with a review of the White House Tribal Nations Summit Indian Country Today | […]

The fight for consistent rights for Indigenous tribes in WA and beyond: Professor Dan Lewerenz is quoted

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A five-year battle over a bag of clams shows how a reliance on century-old treaties can lead authorities to treat members of some tribes differently than others. by Ashley Braun Hakai Magazine | November 10, 2022 It was April 30, 2017, and Michael and Andrew Simmons were walking down Copalis Beach, along Washington’s southwest coast, […]

Supreme Court Considers Latest Attack on Indian Child Welfare Act by Professor Dan Lewerenz

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We have been here from time immemorial, and we remember. Dan Lewerenz, Guest Contributor November 7, 2022 We remember before the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case challenging the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (“ICWA”). We remember before ICWA was passed in 1978, the four long years of congressional investigation and deliberation that led to its enactment, […]

The Precarious Position of Treaty-less Tribes: Professor Lewerenz quoted

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What a five-year fight over a few dozen clams shows about the inconsistent rights of Indigenous tribes. Hakai Magazine by Ashley Braun It was April 30, 2017, and Michael and Andrew Simmons were walking down Copalis Beach, along Washington State’s southwest coast, when they were stopped by Cory Branscomb, an officer with the Washington Department […]

Professor Dan Lewerenz featured on the talk show “All Sides with Ann Fisher”

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Indian Child Welfare Act goes before the Supreme Court Listen The U.S. Supreme Court in November will hear oral arguments in a case challenging the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). The law was enacted in 1978 to make it more difficult to remove Indian children from their families, tribes and culture. At the time it […]