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Professor Williams to speak at Fed Bar in Santa Fe
posted Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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...
Professor Tatum quoted in NBC news article
posted Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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 Tatum Op-Ed on The Huffingtonpost
posted Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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.
University of Arizona's Summer in Montana Program
posted Mon, 11 Mar 2013
three weeks...five classes...five credits
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 to speak in Vancouver, Canada
posted Wed, 06 Mar 2013
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...
Mattias Ahren to speak at IPLP
posted Tue, 05 Mar 2013
Mattias Ahren, an associate professor of law at the University of Tromso in Norway, and the legal advisor to the Sami Council, is here this week and has kindly agreed to give a lunch time talk (Wednesday March 6 at 12:15) on "Indigenous people and natural resources extraction: the Sami experience". The talk will be in Rountree Hall room 321. Lunch will be provided.
Indigenous Peoples Scholar Robert Williams, Jr. Speaks at Gonzaga University School of Law
posted Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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 Rob Williams Jr. to present his latest book at Tucson Festival of Books
posted Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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
Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples and Extractive Industries Across the Americas Conference
posted Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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.
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