News & Events
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April 11 at 5:30pm: Michigan State University ILPC and Harvard Law Alumni Event at Fed Bar Featuring Rob Williams Buffalo Thunder Resort, Buffalo Club, Santa Fe, NM Details...
The head of an American Indian tribe in Michigan signed a law approving same-sex marriage on Friday, joining at least two other tribes nationwide in doing so, then immediately wed a gay couple who had been together for 30 years but never thought they would see this day come. Read the full article.
Professor Melissa Tatum's Op-Ed piece, "VAWA and the Rolled-Up Newspaper of Goodness", is now available on The Huffington Post. Click here to read the article.
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The world's leading experts in Indigenous Governance are making tracks for Montana this June . . . come join us!
Click here to get more information on the summer program
Professor Williams will speak at the First Nations' Rights: The Gap Between Law and Practice Series in Vancouver on May 9th, 2013. The event is sponsored by Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada, the Hul'qumi'num Treaty Group, Amnesty International, and the Vancouver Public Library. Details...
Professor Robert A. Williams Jr., will discuss his newest book "Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization" at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28 in the Barbieri Moot Courtroom at Gonzaga Law School. A reception and book-signing with light appetizers will follow the lecture. The following day, March 1, Williams will present a Continuing Legal Education class titled "Tribal Jurisdiction and Indigenous Peoples' Human Rights in a Globalizing 21st Century Legal World Order." Details...
Professor Williams will present "Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization" at the Tucson Festival of Books on Sunday, March 10 at 1pm in room 150 of the Pacheco Integrated Learning Center (under the UA Mall) - tucsonfestivalofbooks.org
Invitation to a dialogue with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples on his August 30, 2012 report on the situation of indigenous peoples in the United States of America.
posted Mon, 11 Feb 2013
The purpose of this dialogue is to convene tribal leaders and activists, members of the University of Arizona community with special expertise on issues of indigenous peoples’ human rights, and other specially invited participants to conduct a follow-up session and exchange of ideas with the Special Rapporteur on his official country visit to the United States and his subsequent report and findings.
The dialogue will be streamed live at 1pm MST on 02/13/2013 at mms://www.law.arizona.edu/arizonalawlive/ - note: Mac users will need to download the free Windows Media Player to tune in.
See more details in the complete invitation
The University of Arizona, Center for Latin American Studies Human Rights Initiative and the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program, Rogers College of Law are hosting an all-day conference on "Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples and Extractive Industries" at the Arizona Historical Society, Friday, February 1, 2013, 8:30am - 6pm, at the Arizona Historical Society, 949 E. 2nd Street.
The conference is open to the public and you are all encouraged to attend. UA co- sponsors of the conference also include American Indian Studies, Institute for the Environment, Confluence Center, Department of History, School of Anthropology, School of Geography and Development.
The objective of this one day conference is to bring to the fore a range of issues and concerns with regard to natural resource extraction on indigenous lands across the Americas. Drawing on a human rights framework the conference participants examine some of the multiple, complex responses by indigenous peoples to the social, juridical and environmental dimensions of extraction. Recent examples from Chile to Mesoamerica to the United States, Canada and the Russian Far North illustrate the timeliness of such an examination. Download conference PDF.
The Continuing Education Certificate in Indigenous Governance course and students are featured on KVOA News. Watch the segment.
About 30 individuals from the United States, Canada and Australia have come together at the University of Arizona to participate in the Indigenous Governance Certificate program, a non-credit continuing education program offered by the James E. Rogers College of Law's Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program in partnership with the UA's Native Nations Institute and Native Peoples Technical Assistance Office. Read the UANews article.
Join us for the first of ten seminars focusing on Indian Law in Arizona. Seminars take place once a month on Wednesdays throughout 2013 during the lunch hour. The series is being co-sponsored by the Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law and the State Bar of Arizona. Click here for details.
Tory Fodder (Taos Pueblo), a 2012 S.J.D. graduate from the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program and a 2010 graduate of the J.D. program at the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law has been awarded a Post Doctoral Research Fellowship from the Maori and Indigenous Governance Centre at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand. The Fellowship, which includes a $69,000 (NZ) annual stipend, will enable Mr. Fodder to pursue research in connection with his S.J.D. dissertation on indigenous governance and dispute resolution. Mr. Fodder will be in residence at the Centre from February 4- Aug 3, 2013.
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