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Structuring Sovereignty: Constitutions of Native Nations by Melissa Tatum, Miriam Jorgensen, Mary Guss, and Sarah Deer. Available from UCLA American Indian Studies Center. For more information about purchasing the book, click here.
Indian Country Justice Partners and the University of Arizona's Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program invite you to join us for a panel discussion on the VAWA 2013 Pilot Project. Representatives from all three pilot project tribes will be on the panel, which will take place on Thursday, April 10 from 5:00-6:30 pm in the Vista Room of the Buffalo Thunder Hotel in New Mexico. We hope to see you there.
IPLP invites you to attend the dissertation defense of Alison Vivian, an SJD candidate on Tuesday, February 25 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Rountree Hall Room 204. She will be presenting, "Aboriginal Self-Governance: Turning Practices Into Rights in South east Australia."
Australia, more than any other colonial state, has been steadfast in its refusal to acknowledge the on-going status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as distinct political collectives. There are no formal nation-to-nation relations, whether by way of treaty, constitutional recognition, or government policy, which creates a particularly hostile environment to Indigenous nations. This dissertation chronicles the efforts of two Aboriginal nations in south eastern Australia to create governing institutions of their own design to identify nation priorities and bring them into effect. They did did not seek permission or seek legitimation from the Australian state but are exercising real authority, and in the process are forcing non-Indigenous governments into partnerships that begin to recognise their status as governing entities (regardless of how they might be described!).
The University of Arizona Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program and Native Nations Institute are sponsoring a Workshop and Forum on Navajo-Hopi Water Rights and Indigenous Human Rights at the UA Rogers College of Law Rountree Hall, Room 204 on Friday, February 21, 2014, 8:30 am-12:30 pm. The public is invited to attend, but seating is limited, so please arrive on time. A more detailed agenda and list of speakers will be forthcoming. More info...
The article is an update concerning the Navajo Preference in Employment Act, covering cases and rule changes decided by the Navajo Supreme Court, the Navajo Nation Labor Commission and the federal courts from 2010 - 2012. Read the article...
James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Torgeir Knag Fylkesnes, member of Norway's Parliament, has nominated Anaya, the newspaper NRK reported on February 1. Read more...
Professor Hershey's "MAPPING INTERGENERATIONAL MEMORIES (PART I): PROVING THE CONTEMPORARY TRUTH OF THE INDIGENOUS PAST", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: PSN: Culture (Topic). Read the abstract.
Congratulations to IPLP SJD student, Lola Davis, for successfully defending her dissertation entitled, "The African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights: So Far, How Far?" Lola's dissertation investigates the African Commission and its activities, focusing on the special measures the Commission has adopted to discharge its duties, assesses the Commission's successes and challenges, and makes recommendations for improvement.
On Tuesday, November 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in Rountree Hall Room 204, Duncan Ojwang will present his dissertation entitled, "Towards a New Understanding of the Indian Child Welfare Act."
Legendary civil rights attorney Walter Echo-Hawk, who spent more than three decades working for the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) and has been involved in several landmark cases, will speak at the UA. Echo-Hawk is presenting a Nov. 20 talk in conjunction with the release of his new book "In the Light of Justice: The Rise of Human Rights in Native America & the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples." The event will be held at 6 p.m. in Room 164 of the UA James E. Rogers College of Law, 1201 E. Speedway Blvd., and is free and open to the public.
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