Director of the Native American Law and Sovereignty Institute
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Selected Keynote, Panel and Public Lectures
Native Women’s Law School Experiences: Reflections, Truth-telling, and Calls for Change, Panelist on Webinar, Co-Sponsored by the National Native American Bar Association, the National Native American Law Student Association, the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association and Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, November 10, 2020.
Tribal Nations and U.S. Treaties, the Rule of Law, the Supremacy Clause and Permanent Homelands, Penn. State Dickinson Law, Native American Heritage Month Keynote, November 5, 2020.
The Rule of Law, the Supremacy Clause, and Permanent Homelands Through Treaties, Co-sponsored by the Color of Law Roundtable Discussion Series, Clason Speaker Series, Center for Social Justice, Institute for Legislative and Governmental Affairs,and the Diversity and Outreach Committee, September 24, 2020.
Educate Yourself: Indigenous and Native Americans in the Law, 2019 LSAC Annual Meeting and Educational Conference, “Gateway to Justice,” Boston, Massachusetts, May 30, 2019
Envisioning Indigenous Community Courts to Realize Justice in Canada for First Nations, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Faculty Colloquium, St. Paul, Minnesota, November 28, 2108
The Eagle and the Condor, Economics and Indigenous Peoples of North America, 6th Annual Canada/Mexico Roundtable, Lakehead University Academic Conference, Thunder Bay, Ontario, June 27, 2017.
Tribal Sovereignty: Reflections from the U.S. and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Keynote, The Advocates’ Society Annual Fall Convention, Sonoma, CA, Nov. 11, 2016.
Overview of Water Rights for U.S. Tribal Nations, Great Lakes Water Quality Board, Ft. William Historical Park, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Nov. 9, 2016.
Indigenous Values and Economics, Aboriginal Partnership Exchange (APEX) Conference, Thunder Bay, Ontario, June 8, 2016.
American Indians and Alaska Natives - Trauma of Genocide and Application of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Faculty Colloquium presentation, University of Idaho College of Law, Feb. 2015
Native American Women's Wisdom - Being in Balance, Native American Heritage Month, Native American Student Center, University of Idaho, Nov. 2014
Federal Indian Policy (Government to Government Relationship and Tribal Environmental Regulations), Western Regional Council of State Community Development Agencies (COSCDA) hosted by the Idaho Department of Commerce, Boise, ID, May 2014
Protecting the Tribal Homeland, Native American Heritage Month sponsored by the Native American Women’s Association, Washington State University, Nov. 2013
The Letter of the Law - The Indian Child Welfare Act, 2013 Idaho ICWA Conference: Building Skills and Strengthening Families in Lewiston, Idaho, August 2013
Federal Indian Policy - The Federal Indian Relationship & Government to Government Relationship and Jurisdiction and Courts, Working Effectively with Tribal Governments Interagency Federal and State Workshop, Boise, Idaho, August 2013
Insights from a Native American Woman Law Professor, Panel presentation for the panel: Concurrent #4 – Building Networks of Allies for the Presumed Incompetent Symposium: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia, UC Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, CA, March 2013
Wintertime for the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate: Over One Hundred Fifty Years of Human Rights Violations by the United States and the Need for a Reconciliation Involving International Indigenous Human Rights Norms, session on “Genocide, Human Rights and the Need for Reconciliation,” U.S.-Dakota War Symposium, William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN, October 2012
Native Women Lawyers, Leadership and Cultural Holders, Response panel to the Keynote Ginsburg Lecture, 10th Anniversary Women and the Law Lecture: Gender, Justice, and Indian Sovereignty: Native American Women and the Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA, February 2011
Intergenerational Tribal Poverty and Cultural Wealth: A Broad Perspective on the Importance of Rebuilding Tribal Economies, 7th Annual Re-Emerging Northwest Tribal Economies Seminar, Tulalip Resort Casino, Tulalip, WA, August 2011 (also served as Program Co-Chair for the Seminar).
Bringing Balance to Mid-North America: Restructuring the Sovereign Relations Between Tribal Nations and the United States, Keynote, Anne Marie Fairbanks (Williams) Indigenous Law Forum, Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, MN, March 2011
Tribal Economics: Past Influences and Contemporary Perspectives, Keynote, 2nd Annual Nez Perce Tribal Economic Summit, Lapwai, ID, September 2010
What NOT to Do at Your Legal Job (And What to Do!), Panelist with Professor Jack Miller and Visiting Professor Wendy Couture, University of Idaho Law, Moscow, ID, April 2009
How Native Education has been Impacted by U.S. Law and Policy: Past, Present, Future, Idaho Indian Education Summit, Boise, ID, October 2008