Monday, February 14, 2011

Go On! Native American women

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia and other events of interest)

"Gender Justice and Indian Sovereignty: Native American Women and the Law" is the theme of the 10th Anniversary Women and the Law Conference to be held Friday, February 18, at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California. (A cofounder of this annual conference is IntLawGrrls guest/alumna Susan Tiefenbrun.)
Delivering the keynote address, "Resistance, Resilience, and Reconcilitation: Reflections on Native American Women and the Law," will be Stacy L. Leeds (below right), Interim Associate Dean, Professor, and Director of Tribal Law and Government Center, University of Kansas School of Law. Leeds is also the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for the Kickapoo Tribe, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for the Kaw Nation, and Chief Judge of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation District Court.
Topics to be discussed by panelists -- academics, judges, attorneys, and other members of many indigenous pueblos, nations, and tribes -- include:
► Intersectionality and Civil Rights
► Gender-Related Violence and Indian Country Law Enforcement
► Building the Future: Indian Country Economic Development
► Building the Future: Developing Tribal Governments and Courts
Details and registration for the conference, which is co-sponsored by the California Indian Law Association, may be found here.

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