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Upcoming CLE to address tribal communities


Hamline Law is pleased to host "Healing Solutions for Our Tribal Communities" a CLE presented by the Anne Marie Fairbanks (Williams) Indigenous Law Forums, on Friday, March 15.

Panelists Sarah Deer, Anita Fineday, and Wenona T. Singel will give presentations and participate in a panel discussion at 2:30 p.m. in the Moot Court Room; a reception will follow at 5:15 p.m. Presentation topics include ending the trafficking of native women; customary adoptions; and tribal human rights abuses.

Professor Deer is an associate professor at William Mitchell College of Law and is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of tribal law and victims’ rights.

Fineday is the managing director of the Indian Child Welfare Program for the Casey Family Programs. She holds a Master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a JD from the University of Colorado School of Law.

Professor Singel is an associate professor of law at Michigan State University College of Law and the associate director of the Indigenous Law & Policy Center. She teaches courses in the fields of federal Indian law and natural resources law, and her research and publications address the development of tribal legal systems and tribal accountability for human rights.

The event is free and open to the public. Contact Deb Lange at dlange@hamline.edu or 651-523-2122 with questions.

The Anne Marie Fairbanks (Williams) Indigenous Law Forums at Hamline University School of Law was established and is generously supported by Marilyn and Ron Mitsch. The Forums focus on legal issues facing indigenous peoples and include tribal court arguments, international indigenous law presentations and tribal law forums.