2021 Annual Meeting Plenary Session and Keynote Address: The Human Rights Era of Federal Indian Law
Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar
Thursday, July 22. 2021
Length: Approx. 1.5 Hours
1.0 CLE credits
Registration Fee: FREE
Idaho State Bar President Donald F. Carey begin the plenary session of the 2021 Annual Meeting with an update on the Bar, followed by Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice G. Richard Bevan who gives us the State of the Courts. There is an introduction to the new dean from the University of Idaho College of Law, Dean Johanna Kalb.
The CLE session is an address from our keynote speaker, Walter R. Echo-Hawk. Mr. Echo-Hawk is an attorney author, former Tribal Judge and President of the Pawnee Business Council for the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma. He will explore the impact of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) on the future of Federal Indian law. The Declaration prescribes “human rights” for Indigenous Peoples worldwide. As a result, Native American law and policy stand at the confluence of international and domestic law. From that vista, a brand new legal framework can be seen. How will UNDRIP’s human rights principles affect Federal Indian law in the twenty-first century?