Professor Miller will speak on the topic of his book, Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, and Manifest Destiny at University of OregonÂ Law School on Wednesday Feb.Â 7 from 6-7:30 pm.Â The presentation has been approved by the Oregon State Bar for Continuing Legal Education credits for Oregon attorneys.
Archive for January, 2007
The Pit River Tribe in California convinced the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit thatÂ federal agencies had violated the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, and fiduciary duties owed to tribes by failing to perform environmental and historic reviews before granting leases to develop geothermal steam on federal land.Â PitÂ River [...]
Salmon restoration won a major legal victory Jan. 24 when the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Fish Passage Center mustÂ continue to be funded by the Bonneville Power Administration.Â The Yakama Nation and co-plaintiffs prevailed in their argumentsÂ about theÂ Northwest Power Act and the obligation of BPA to properly interpret theÂ Act.
Six Virginian Indian tribes are once again seeking federal recognition through federal legislation.Â Rep. James Moran, D-Va. plans to reintroduce such a bill in the House of Representatives.Â The bill would grant recognition to the Nansemond, Chickahominy, Eastern Chickahominy, Rappahannock, Monacan,Â and Upper Mattaponi tribes.
Bob will speak at the Cankdeska Cikana Community College Tribal College on Feb. 28 at noon.Â The College is locatedÂ atÂ 214 1st Avenue, Fort Totten, ND.
Professor Miller will speak about his book and other Indian law issues at the University of North Dakota School of Law on Feb. 26 and at the University of North Dakota on Feb. 27.
Professor Miller will speak on the topic of his book, Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, and Manifest Destiny at Seattle University Law School on Monday Jan. 22 from noon-1 pm.Â The presentation has been approved by the Washington State Bar for Continuing Legal Education credits for Washington attorneys.
On December 13, the High Court in Botswana ruled that the indigenous San people of the Kalahari Desert have been “wrongfully deprived of their possessions” including their traditional lands. This ruling might open the door to the restoration of the semi-nomadic lifestyle of these people.Â Â
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in anÂ 8-7 en banc decision, upheld the Kamehameha Schools’ policy of granting preference in admissions to children of Native Hawaiian descent.Â Doe v. Kamehameha Schools, 470 F.3d 827 (9th Cir. 2006).Â The en banc courtÂ reversed the decision of an earlier Ninth Circuit three judge panel.Â Â The plaintiffs intend to [...]
Congress approved funding for three-year IndianÂ language immersion programs.Â The bill was signed into law December 14, 2006.Â Pub. Law No. 109-394.Â