Upcoming ILP Events

Kevin Gover_Lunch Lecture.jpgThe Indian Legal Program is pleased to announce the following events, lectures and conferences for the 2014-15 Academic Calendar.  

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Indigenous Stereotypes in Sports

Date: Friday, January 30, 2015

Time:   7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Issues of cultural identity and representation continue to be critical in the conversation about who Indigenous peoples are today; yet, American Indian identity is often trivialized through the portrayal of Natives as caricatures, or marginalized through demeaning sports team names. In a day and age when sports and other stereotypes of other racial or ethnic groups are not tolerated in schools, universities, and in amateur and professional sports, why is there broad acceptance and tolerance of American Indian stereotypes in modern society and in the sports world? This panel during Super Bowl week explores this sensitive issue.

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7 p.m. - Keynote Remarks

Kevin Gover (Pawnee), Director, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian


8 p.m. - Indigenous Stereotypes in Sports Panel Discussion


- Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne/Hodulgee Muscogee)--President and Executive Director of the Morning Star Institute, longtime Native rights advocate, Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient 2014
- Amanda Blackhorse (Navajo)--Social Worker and plaintiff in Blackhorse vs. Pro Football Inc.
- Dr. Leo Killsback (Northern Cheyenne)--Professor of American Indian Studies at Arizona State University
- Jim Warne (Oglala Lakota)--Former NFL football player, human resources development specialist and mascot activist

Sponsored by the Heard Museum and the Indian Legal Program.

Inaugural Tribal Government E-Commerce: Innovating a New Geography of Indian Country CLE Conference

Date:   February 12, 8 :00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. & February 13, 8:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Banquet Reception: Thursday, February 12, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Place:  Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino Resort, Chandler, AZ
Contact:  Darlene Lester at darlene.lester@asu.edu or (480) 965-7715

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Opportunities and Challenges to Providing Health Care in Indian Country CLE Conference

Date:   Thursday, February 26, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. & February 27, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Place:  Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law / Armstrong Hall /  Great Hall / Tempe ASU
Contact:  Danielle Williams at danielle.williams.1@asu.edu or (480) 965-2922

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School-To-Prison Pipeline in Indian Country
What are the Problems?
What are the Solutions?

Date:   Friday, March 27, 2015
Time: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Place:  Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law / Armstrong Hall /  Great Hall / Tempe ASU
Contact: Jennifer Williams at jennifer.h.williams@asu.edu or (480) 727-0420

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