Please join us for an exciting webinar opportunity hosted by the National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA).
Title: Three Tails on One Rabbit: Preserving Justice Through Traditional International and Federal Systems, the UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Date: Friday, February 21, 2020
Time: 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET
Duration: 90 Minutes
Tribal court judges, often unknowingly, fill multiple needs within tribal systems. First, they adjudicate disputes. Second, they are the focal point of attacks, or preservation of, sovereignty of tribes. The federal system often in an off-hand manner assaults our tribal adjudicatory processes as illustrated in U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments and decisions. Third, we can function as a tribal mechanism for institutionalizing our culture, social structures and traditional processes, carrying our tribal systems into the future. We will give examples of each of these threads through stories, documents, laws and history.
Hon. Judge Greg Bigler, Muscogee (Creek) Nation District Court; Appellate Judge Mashantucket Pequot Nation; Supreme Court Judge Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; Chief Justice Supreme Court Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas; Supreme Court Justice Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma.
Professor Kristen Carpenter, Council Tree Professor of Law and Director of the American Indian Law Program at the University of Colorado Law School. Professor Carpenter also serves on the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as its member from North America.
Rebekah HorseChief (Osage), Program Coordinator, National American Indian Court Judges Association.
*Please note closed captioning will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Gotera at firstname.lastname@example.org.