Native American Law Conference
Tribal Stewardship of Plant and Food Sovereignty
Monday, March 30, 2015
University of Idaho College of Law
Menard Building Courtroom
Speakers will discuss contemporary topics including: Protection of Tribal Cultural Property, Tribal Perspectives on the Legalization of Marijuana, and Best Practices for Tribal Research Protocols. Tribal Stewardship topics will include presentations on the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, the Kootenai Tribe and the Operation of the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Farm.
|8 a.m.||Registration opens|
|9:15 a.m.||Protection of Tribal Cultural Knowledge
Elizabeth Kronk Warner, Professor, University of Kansas School of Law
|10:15 a.m.||Best Practices from the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes on Tribal Stewardship, Forestry and Habitat Preservation
Daniel Stone, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Fish and Wildlife Department Policy Analyst
|11:15 a.m.||Break (10 minutes)|
|11:25 a.m.||Tribal Perspectives on the Legalization of Marijuana
Janie Hipp Simms, Director, Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, University of Arkansas School of Law
Anne Kelleher, Deputy Prosecutor Nez Perce Tribe
Chief David Rogers, Chief of the Nez Perce Police Department
|12:25 p.m.||Lunch on your own|
|1:15 p.m.||Colville Confederated Tribes: Tribal Research Protocols
Karen Condon, Program Manager II, Colville Tribes
The Kootenai Tribe's Restoration of Fish, Forest and Wildlife Resources
William Barquin, Kootenai Tribe Attorney General
|2:15 p.m.||The Effects of Arctic Climate Change on Subsistence Resources Important to Alaska Natives
Dr. Jerome Montague, Native Affairs & Natural Res. Advisor, Alaskan Command
Building Food Sovereignty: Traditional Food Projects from Alaska to You
Ken Neish Hoyt, Tlingit, Teikweidí Clan
|3:15 p.m.||Break (10 minutes)|
|3:25 p.m.||USDA Partners with Native Americans
Mark Samson, State Executive Director Idaho Farm Service Agency, USDA
The Operation of the Coeur d'Alene Tribal Farm
Jim Kackman, Director of the Coeur d'Alene Tribal Farm and Public Works
|4:25 p.m.||Closing Remarks
Professor Angelique EagleWoman
There is no charge to attend, but registration/RSVP is requested of all attendees.
Late registration is available the day of the conference beginning at 8 a.m.
CLE Credits are available for Idaho and Washington. Charges for CLE Credits are $120.
There is a $10 per person fee for canceling CLE credits. No refunds for CLE fee after 30 days prior to the conference date; however, with prior notification you are welcome to send someone else in your place.
For overnight accommodations, a guest room block has been reserved at the Best Western Plus University Inn. A daily hot breakfast buffet is complimentary, and each guest over 21 receives a complimentary beverage coupon (offered Sunday-Thursday). Complimentary wireless internet service and shuttle service to the local airport and university are also offered. For additional information, please visit Best Western Plus University Inn
For reservations, please call 208-882-0550/800-325-8765 and mention the Native Law Conference. You may also make your reservation through the Best Western University Inn reservation website A guest room block and special group rates are being held until March 1, 2015. The group name must be mentioned to receive the special rate. Please make reservations directly with the hotel as the travel websites and Best Western International online reservations will not have information regarding our group rate.
The building is located on Rayburn Street, with the nearest cross street being 6th Street. We recommend you park in lot 19 or 56 north of the building and enter on the ground floor.
Visitors can purchase a parking pass online for $2. With this pass, you are permitted to park in gold and red lots, as long as the space does not have a meter and is not marked as being special in anyway (for example reserved, delivery, service vehicle).
After parking, please proceed upstairs one floor to the lobby adjacent to the courtroom for check-in. All sessions will take place in the courtroom.
For More Information
Please contact Professor Angelique EagleWoman at EagleWoman@uidaho.edu .
Our remarkable sponsor for the Native Law Conference is James E. Rogers
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