Bellwood Lecture: “The United States and Tribal Nations: An Evolving Relationship Guided by Domestic and International Law"

Friday, April 16 2010 at 4:00 PM


Three national leaders in Native American law will come together to present diverse perspectives on “The United States and Tribal Nations: An Evolving Relationship Guided by Domestic and International Law" at the University of Idaho College of Law's 14th annual Bellwood Lecture.

Larry Echo Hawk, assistant secretary for Indian Affairs in the U.S. Department of Interior, will moderate a discussion on the diverse legal perspectives of a policy-maker/administrator and a civil rights lawyer. The dialogue will be presented by Lawrence Baca, president of the Federal Bar Association, and Rebecca Tsosie, executive director of the Indian Legal Program in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

The Bellwood Lecture will take place at 4 p.m. in the university's ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center, 1000 Stadium Dr. in Moscow. The event also will feature a University of Idaho student drum group and a cultural welcoming ceremony to open the lecture. A public reception will follow.