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Professor EagleWoman headlines Indigenous Law Forum

Angelique EagleWoman, an Associate Professor at the University of Idaho College of Law, headlined the Anne Marie Fairbanks (Williams) Indigenous Law Forum at Hamline University School of Law on March 17.  Professor EagleWoman, a former member of the law faculty at Hamline Law, spoke on Bringing Balance to Mid-North America: Restructuring the Sovereign Relations between Tribal Nations and the United States  

In the spring of 2008, Professor EagleWoman was selected as the recipient of the Kansas University School of Law Center for Indigenous Nations' Crystal Eagle award for showing leadership and dedication toward helping community members or students within indigenous communities.  She has served several terms as a board member of the National Native American Bar Association and believes in staying firmly tied to the Native American legal community. She also maintains membership in the bar associations of the District of Columbia, Oklahoma, North Dakota and South Dakota. Highlights of her legal career include serving as General Counsel to the Sisseton-Wahpeton (Dakota) Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, working as an associate attorney with Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse & Endreson in Washington, D.C., and serving as Tribal Public Defender for the Kaw Nation and the Ponca Nation, both of Oklahoma. She is a citizen of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation. 

Angelique EagleWoman, who also holds the James E. Rogers Fellow in American Indian Law  at the University of Idaho, received her B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University, her J.D. with Distinction from the University of North Dakota School of Law and her LL.M. in American Indian and Indigenous Studies in 2004 from the University of Tulsa College of Law. She teaches in the areas of Native American law, native natural resources law and civil procedure.

The Anne Marie Fairbanks (Williams) Indigenous Law Forums at Hamline University School of Law is established and supported by Marilyn and Ron Mitsch.  The Forums focus on legal issues facing indigenous peoples, and will include Tribal Court Arguments, International Indigenous Law Presentations and Tribal Law Forums.