Ferguson-Bohnee speaks at University of Hawaii law symposium

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Patty Ferguson-Bohnee
Patty Ferguson-Bohnee, Faculty Director of the Indian Legal Program, recently spoke at a symposium at University of Hawaii, Manoa’s, William S. Richardson School of Law.

Her talk focused on native roles, membership definitions, inherent sovereignty and federal recognition.

Ferguson-Bohnee has substantial experience in Indian law, election law and policy matters, voting rights, and status clarification of tribes. She has testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and the Louisiana State Legislature regarding tribal recognition, and has successfully assisted four Louisiana tribes in obtaining state recognition. She has represented tribal clients in administrative, state, federal, and tribal courts, as well as before state and local governing bodies and proposed revisions to the Real Estate Disclosure Reports to include tribal provisions. She has assisted in complex voting rights litigation on behalf of tribes, and she has drafted state legislative and congressional testimony on behalf of tribes with respect to voting rights’ issues.

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