Tsosie invited to Colorado workshop on law, religion and culture

Monday, August 22, 2011

 Rebecca Tsosie
Professor Rebecca Tsosie, Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar, was an invited participant at the University of Colorado Law School’s summer Workshop on Law, Religion, and Culture, on July 21-22.

Professor Rick Collins and Professor Kristen Carpenter of the CU law faculty hosted the conference, which was co-sponsored by Michigan State University’s Indigenous Law Program.

The keynote speaker of the Conference was Professor Brian Leiter, who spoke about his upcoming book, Why Tolerate Religion? The workshop brought together scholars of constitutional law, religious studies, philosophy and federal Indian law to offer works in progress and discussion of those papers. Tsosie’s paper explored the theme of reconciliation in settler societies as a mechanism to foster the development of new, intercultural institutions of justice.

Tsosie teaches Indian law, property, bioethics and critical race theory, as well as seminars in international indigenous rights and in the College’s Tribal Policy, Law, and Government Master of Laws program. She has written and published widely on doctrinal and theoretical issues related to tribal sovereignty, environmental policy and cultural rights, and is the author of many prominent articles dealing with cultural resources and cultural pluralism.

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