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Rob Williams speaking at 50th anniversary celebration of MLK civil rights march on DC
posted Tue, 15 Jan 2013
February 12th, 2013. New Exhibition Reflects on 50 Years of Civil Rights in Tucson Communities: A discussion about Indian law cases, Arizona, and the Supreme Court during the Civil Rights Era with Robert A. Williams, Jr. - “50 Years: Tucson’s Native American Community” Details...
Professor Tatum writes a Thanksgiving op-ed in the Arizona Daily Star
posted Fri, 23 Nov 2012
US culture, justice system owe much to Indians - With Thanksgiving comes the inevitable stories surrounding the legend of the first Thanksgiving-and their debunking. Regardless of which version of the tale you accept as most accurate, all share a common thread: the Pilgrims surviving only with the helping hand of the local Native Americans. Read the article.
IPLP grad, Gabe Galanda's firm, Galanda Broadman, PLLC, has received a prestigious Tier 1 ranking
posted Thu, 01 Nov 2012
IPLP grad, Gabe Galanda's firm, Galanda Broadman, PLLC, has received a prestigious Tier 1 ranking in the 2013 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” in the arena of Native American Law. Article
Annual Report to General Assembly highlights need to harmonize activities within the United Nations that affect indigenous Peoples
posted Mon, 22 Oct 2012
In his fourth annual report to the General Assembly, which will be presented to the Assembly's Third Committee on 22 October 2012 in New York, the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples provides a summary of his activities over the past year. The report also discusses the need to harmonize the myriad of activities within the United Nations system that affect indigenous peoples and provides a review of specific UN processes and programs. The Special Rapporteur notes that the United Nations has done important work to promote the rights of indigenous peoples but that greater effort is needed to ensure that all actions within the UN system that affect indigenous peoples are in harmony with international standards, particularly those standards articulated in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. See the report.
Professor Melissa Tatum releases CD for Parkinson's Research.
posted Fri, 05 Oct 2012
Melissa Tatum, Director of the James E. Rogers College of Law's Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program, is featured in a Lo Que Pasa article for the CD, "Cath," which she produced to benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research.
Click here for the Cath web site.
Gabe Galanda Publishes “Off-Color State Judicial Elections: Voting and Race”
posted Sun, 30 Sep 2012
Gabe Galanda published an article, “Off-Color State Judicial Elections: Voting and Race,” in this month’s King County Bar Association Bar Bulletin. The article is available online here (abbreviated; login required) and in reprint here (full).
Robert A. Williams, Jr. will be giving a series of lectures to promote his new book
posted Tue, 25 Sep 2012
Robert A. Williams, Jr., E. Thomas Sullivan Professor of Law and American Indian Studies, will be giving a series of lectures to promote his new book, "Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization" (Palgrave Macmillan 2012). The events are open to the public.
- New Mexico State University Las Cruces, New Mexico, Corbett Center Student Union Auditorium, 7:00pm, Monday, October 1, 2012. (Book signing afterward).
- University of Arizona Library Lecture Series, Banned Books Week Celebration, Tucson, Arizona, Room A314 at the Main Library, 10:30am-12:30pm,Thursday October 4, 2012 (Book signing afterwards)
- University of California Davis, Davis, California, Risling Room, 3201 Hart Hall, 12:00 pm--2:00pm, Monday, October 8, 2012 (Book signing afterwards)
- Arizona Freedom Center, Tucson, Arizona, 845 N. Park Ave., Marshall Suite 280 (above Paradise Bakery), Fall 2012 Freedom Center Brown Bag Series, 12:30-1:30pm, Thursday, November 13, 2012
Professor Rob Williams releases new book
posted Wed, 22 Aug 2012
Rob Williams' new book, Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization, is now available. It can be purchased now at amazon.com and you can learn more at the savageanxieties.com web site. Also, you can see Professor Williams interviewed about his new book on Arizona Public Media's Arizona Illustrated that aired on August 21st, 2012.
Professor Anaya is the cover story in the August 1 edition of the newsmagazine, Indian Country Today.
posted Wed, 01 Aug 2012
Professor Williams addresses aboriginal groups in Australia on the 20th anniversary of the historic Mabo decision
posted Thu, 12 Jul 2012
Robert A. Williams, Jr., E. Thomas Sullivan Professor of Law and American Indian Studies, is delivering a series of lectures and addresses in Australia during July and August to aboriginal groups on the 20th anniversary of the historic Mabo v. Queensland (1992) High Court decision overturning the doctrine of terra nullius and recognizing Native Title for Australia's indigenous peoples. Professor Williams, whose award winning book, The American Indian in Western Legal Thought:The Discourses of Conquest, was cited and relied upon by the court in Mabo, is pictured here with Colleen Ma'run Wall, Chairperson of the Queensland South Native Title Services Corporation (QSNTS), Graeme Neate, President of Australia's National Native Title Tribunal, and Kevin Smith, Chief Executive Officer of QSNTS. Professor Williams addressed the QSNTS staff and board in Brisbane on July 12, 2012. Photo credit Michelle Nieuwkamp QSNTS
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