Monday, April 7, 2014
Professor Robert J. Miller, a faculty member of the Indian Legal Program, was the President's Dream Colloquium speaker on April 4 at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. Miller’s presentation was entitled, “The Role of Entrepreneurship in Achieving Sovereignty for Indigenous Peoples.”
On March 20, Miller was the Neilly Series speaker at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. He spoke on, “The International Law of Colonialism: The Doctrine of Discovery.”
He was also a panelist in March at the Good Native Governance conference at UCLA Law School and spoke about indigenous economic development.
Professor Miller is the author of three books: Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, and Manifest Destiny; Discovering Indigenous Lands: The Doctrine of Discovery in the English Colonies; and Reservation “Capitalism:” Economic Development in Indian Country.
He has been a tribal judge for Pacific Northwest tribes since 1995, and is the Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals for the Grand Ronde Tribe. In 2003, he was appointed by his tribe - the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma - to be part of the National Council of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial. In 2012, he was elected to the American Law Institute and was appointed adviser to the group working on the new Restatement entitled, “The Law of American Indians."
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