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2020 Indian Law Update

2020 Indian Law Update
Critical Insights and Analysis of the Latest Developments
Co-sponsored by Minnesota CLE and the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | Attend Online
3.0 standard CLE credits applied for

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8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Video Message from Chief Judge John R. Tunheim, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
1 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
McGirt v. Oklahoma and Reservation Boundary Disputes
Professor Colette Routel discusses the McGirt decision and the arguments set forth in the amicus brief she submitted in the case. Arlinda Locklear, the first Native woman to argue a case before the Supreme Court and a national leader in treaty-rights litigation, and Vanya Hogen, an experienced litigator and advisor for businesses and tribal governments, discuss reservation boundary issues and tribal sovereignty.– Vanya S. Hogen; Hogen Adams; Saint Paul
– Arlinda F. Locklear; Attorney at Law; Washington, D.C.
– Colette Routel; Mitchell Hamline School of Law; Saint Paul
2 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
2020 Review of Important Indian Law Cases
Recent decisions and cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, 7th & 8th Circuits, and Minnesota state courts and the implications these cases have for tribes and tribal entities.– Colette Routel; Mitchell Hamline School of Law; Saint Paul
3 11:10 – 11:40 a.m.
COVID-19: Tribal Experiences with Their Communities and Outside Governments
This presentation focuses on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and their experience with South Dakota and the federal government while trying to keep their membership safe from COVID-19. The session also includes a brief overview of the experiences of other tribes with their state governments.– Sheila D. Corbine; Big Fire Law and Policy Group; Winnebago, Nebraska
4 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
CARES Act Economic Relief for Tribes and Tribal Entities
Leah R. Sixkiller, an expert tribal business attorney, will discuss the several economic relief funds available to tribes and their business entities under the CARES Act, as well as how tribes are utilizing the funds.– Leah R. Sixkiller; Faegre Drinker; Minneapolis

TUITION: $155 MAIBA members / $155 MSBA members / $155 paralegals / $175 standard
IN-PERSON PASSHOLDERS: You may use your Pass to register for this online program.
NEW LAWYER DISCOUNT: Receive 50% off if you’ve been admitted to the bar fewer than 3 years.


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