Upcoming ILP Events

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

Please check back often for additional events and event details or click here to subscribe to the ILP Email updates to receive information on upcoming events.

Lunch Lecture: Producer / Director of the film "The Cherokee Word for Water" - Charlie Soap (widow of Wilma Mankiller, first female Chief of the Cherokee Nation)

Date:  Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time:  12:15 p.m.  - 1:15 p.m.
Place:  Room 118 /  Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law / Armstrong Hall / Tempe ASU
RSVP APPRECIATED:  Danielle Williams at danielle.williams.1@asu.edu or 480-965-2922

Pizza and drinks will be provided.   Open and Free to the Public.  Please join us!

See press coverage on this project.  Download Flyer


Movie Screening & Reception: “The Cherokee Word for Water”

(An inspiring story about a remarkable woman and the power of community)

Date:  Tuesday, September 16, 2014  

Place:  Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Great Hall /  Armstrong Hall / Tempe ASU
Time:  5:15  - 7:00 p.m.  
Free and Open to the Public - Reserve tickets here
See movie trailer at:  http://tinyurl.com/CherokeeWord
See movie press release -  limited release around the country!

Movie popcorn and drink provided!   Reception to follow.  Please join us!

Reception sponsored by the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Native American Professional Network. 




NABA-AZ - The Seven Generations Annual Awards Dinner & Silent Auction

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014

Time:  Reception 6:00 p.m.  Dinner 7:00 p.m.

Place: Radisson Fort McDowell Resort

Contact:  Sheri Freemont for tickets and reservations

Please join us!  

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Award Presentations:
Lifetime Achievement Award: Robert N. Clinton, Foundation Professor of Law, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

Community Service Award:  Diane Enos, President, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community  
NABA-AZ Member of the Year:  Diandra D. Benally, Assistant General Counsel, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation

Indigenous Sustainability Conference 2014: Implications for the Future of Indigenous People and Native Nations

Date: - October 6 & 7, 2014

Place: Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center

Agenda and Registration Click Here 

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Hosted by ASU President's Office of American Indian Initiatives


Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Alumni & Friends DC Mixer, Washington DC

Date:   Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time:   6:00 p.m.
Place:  Washington DC Downtown area - more info coming soon!

4th Annual Arizona Advocates Taking Charge Netmixer 

Date:       Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Time:       5:30 p.m.

Place       Old Main, ASU Campus

Contact:  Josselyn Berry of the Arizona Advocacy Network at josselyn@azadvocacy.org

Phone:     602-297-2500

Free and Open to the Public / Co-Sponsored by the Indian Legal Program

Click here for more information and free registration 

Retired Montana Supreme Court Justice James Nelson will discuss the impact of Citizen's United decision and efforts nationwide to pass a Constitutional Amendment to overturn this decision; the influence of money in judicial races and why defending and strengthening Arizona's merit selection system is important for fair and impartial courts.The event is free to the public. Stick around with friends for food and drinks. 

Navajo Nation Law 2014 CLE


Date:   Friday, October 24, 2014
Time:   8:00 a.m. - 5: 15 p.m.
Place:  Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law / Great Hall /  Armstrong Hall / Tempe ASU
Agenda & Registration at:  Click here for agenda and registration info
Info: Darlene Lester  480-965-7715  darlene.lester@asu.edu

Pending CLE approval by the Navajo Nation Bar Association and New Mexico MCLE Board. (Approx 2 Hours Navajo Ethics CLE credits and 6 hours Navajo General credits)

ASU NALSA 9th Annual Golf Tournament 


Date:  Sunday, November 16, 2014,

Time:  8:00 a.m.  Shotgun Start

Place:  ASU Karsten Golf Course, 1125 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281

Contact:  Kristyne Schaaf-Olson

Email: KSchaaf-Olson@gmail.com or KSchaaf1@asu.edu  
Phone: (775) 636-0710

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Co-Sponsored by the ASU Native American Law Students Association and the Indian Legal Program

Sponsorship Opportunities Available.


Eighth Annual William C. Canby Jr. Lecture

“A Modicum of Justice:  Implementing the United Nations’ Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in the world of Federal Indian Law -- Some thoughts from an old country lawyer”  

G. William  “Bill” Rice 

Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Native American Law Center, University of Tulsa College of Law 


Date:   Thursday, January 29, 2015
Time:   4:30 p.m.
Place:  Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law / Great Hall /  Armstrong Hall / Tempe ASU
Free and Open to the Public - Public reception to follow
Contact:  Darlene Lester at darlene.lester@asu.edu or (480) 965-7715