The Fight to Protect Mauna Kea and the Rights of Kanaka Maoli
Co-Sponsored by The Tribal In-House Counsel Association and the State Bar of Arizona Indian Law Section
September 30 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
CLE: May qualify for up to 1.0 CLE including 1.0 Ethics credit hour
CLE briefly discusses the movement to protect Mauna Kea from a billion dollar telescope construction project, and then locates that movement within the larger framework of the rights of Native Hawaiians. There are both similarities and differences between the rights of Native Hawaiians and the rights of mainland Native Americans, and those similarities and differences will be explored in order to better inform tribal advocacy.
At the end of this CLE, attendees will be able to answer the following questions:
1. How do Native Hawaiian rights compare to mainland Native American rights?
2. How can the Native Hawaiian framework infuse mainland tribal advocacy with new ideas and strategies?
3. Why and how should differences between Native Hawaiian and mainland Native American frameworks cause practitioners to question the role of the tribal attorney in indigenous rights advocacy?
Hon (ret). Violet Lui-Frank, Esq.
Dr. Lorinda Riley, Assistant Professor, Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health, Office of Public Health Studies, University of Hawaii-Maui
Doreen McPaul, Attorney General, Navajo Nation; President, Tribal In-House Counsel Association
Virjinya Torrez, Pascua Yaqui Tribe
TICA is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization created to provide resources and networking opportunities to assist tribal in-house practitioners.