Friday, May 7, 2021
8:50 AM - 3:50 PM
LIVE ONLINE ONLY – NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE
In-Person Passholders – You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.
Empowering Attorneys, Advocates and Tribal Leaders
National and local experts provide the latest updates and guidance on legal and policy developments affecting Indian tribes, tribal businesses, tribal members and Indian lawyers. Topics to be discussed include:
8:20 – 8:50 a.m.
8:50 – 9:00 a.m.
Prayer and Welcome
9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
It’s a New Day: What to Expect from the Biden-Harris Administration
Does the appointment of Native Americans to high level government positions signal the Biden-Harris administration is committed to rebuilding trust with tribal Nations, ensuring respect for tribal sovereignty and addressing issues important to the Native American community? Join this panel to discuss what the Biden-Harris administration has done in its early days and what may be on the horizon.
– Wendy L. Helgemo
– Lawrence S. Roberts
– Sarah I. Wheelock (moderator)
10:15 – 10:25 a.m.
10:25 – 11:40 a.m.
Innovative Tribal Courts: Views from the Tribal Court Bench
A panel of experienced judges discuss how traditional ways, healing courts, wellness courts and other specialty courts are being utilized by tribes and how those practices are beneficial to tribal members, children, and families
– Judge Abby Abinanti (Yurok), Chief Judge, Yurok Tribe
– Judge Eric Mehnert, Chief Judge, Penobscot Nation
– Judge William “Bill” Thorne (Pomo/Coast Miwok), Retired State and Tribal Court Judge
– Judge Vanya S. Hogen (Oglala Sioux) (moderator)
11:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
12:10 – 12:55 p.m.
Impacts of Trump Appointees on Federal Indian Law
Professor Fletcher will discuss how former President Trump’s federal court appointees may shape the future of federal Indian law.
– Matthew L.M. Fletcher
12:55 – 1:05 p.m.
1:05 – 2:05 p.m.
The Aftermath of McGirt: What it Means to Have an Indian Reservation in Oklahoma
Our distinguished panel offers a ground-level look at how the Supreme Court’s 2020 decision in McGirt has impacted tribal and state jurisdiction in Oklahoma. Leading up to the McGirt decision itself, the parties hotly contested the practical impact that the decision would have on tribal members and nonmembers living in Oklahoma. Our panelists will discuss how the realities of the decision have, or have not, met the expectations of the state and tribes.
– Judge Greg Bigler
– Sarah Deer
– Stacy L. Leeds
– Forrest K. Tahdooahnippah (moderator)
2:05 – 2:10 p.m.
2:10 – 2:40 p.m.
2021 Review of Important Indian Law Cases
An update of recent decisions and cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, 7th & 8th Circuits, and Minnesota State Courts and the implications these cases have for your clients and tribal nations.
– Colette Routel
2:40 – 2:50 p.m.
2:50 – 3:50 p.m.
Increasing Diversity on the Bench – We Can Do It
1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for
Our distinguished panel offers practical advice about how to be a successful candidate in the federal, state or tribal judicial selection process and provides information about efforts to improve the selection process and ensure every level of the judiciary includes judges from all backgrounds and communities.
– Judge Leah R. Sixkiller
– Forrest K. Tahdooahnippah
– Sarah I. Wheelock
Friday, May 7, 2021
There are no replays.
$195 MSBA members
$195 MAIBA members
$245 standard rate
$97.50 Legal Aid attorneys (with approved form) – contact Minnesota CLE at 800-759-8840 or email@example.com
Other discounts that may apply:
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 5.5 CLE credits, including 1.0 elimination of bias credit. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 5.5 credits.