Seminar discusses the origins of the use of blood quantum to define Indian legal identity, its evolution, and its current use by the federal government and tribal governments. Within that larger structure, the talk will include a discussion of the Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood as the primary document defining Indian legal identity, and its lack of statutory or regulatory controls.
Paul Spruhan, Assistant Attorney General of the Litigation and Employment Unit, Navajo Nation Department of Justice
Michael Oeser, Partner, Fredericks Peebles Morgan LLP
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Presenters will explain the federal law as enacted as well as the IRS guidance on the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act. Presenters will focus on how the Act can be used to develop internal policies and procedures for tribal programs that assist tribal members, as well as particular case studies.
Carrie A. Frias, Chief General Counsel
Pueblo of Pojoaque Legal Department
David Smith, Partner
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
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Annual Update on current ICWA cases and issues.
Kathryn Fort, Director, Indian Law Clinic and Adjunct Professor, Michigan State University College of Law
April Erin Olson, Partner, Rothstein Donatelli LLP
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Ethics of Indian Law Practice, including cultural competency.
Amanda Lomayesva, General Counsel, Casino Del Sol Resort
T.J. McReynolds, In-House Legal Counsel, Pueblo of Nambe
Faculty: Burton W. Warrington
TICA is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization created to provide resources and networking opportunities to assist tribal in-house practitioners.