Indian Law Week

NALSA’s signature events include An Evening with NALSA and Indian Law Week. This year, Indian Law Week will be held April 17-21, 2017. Our theme is especially relevant not only given the history, tradition, and lifestyle of Indian people, but where tribes stand regarding sovereignty in this era of self-determination – "Women in Indian Country."

We will host speakers Monday through Thursday in room 101 of the law school over the lunch hour to discuss a variety of topics impacting our tribal communities and future. These topics include the Indian Child Welfare Act, our relationship with the environment and relevant litigation, leadership of women that ties back to traditional maternal ways of life, domestic violence, and finally, Friday will be an afternoon CLE on Domestic Violence in Indian Country.

Women in Indian Country - April 17-21, 2017

Indian Law Week Poster

Monday, April 17

Historical Trauma
Presented By Susan Harness
School of Law, Room 101 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch provided by American Indian Student Services

Evening Film: Lost Sparrow
Payne Family Native American Center, Room 103 | 6:30 PM

Tuesday, April 18

Leadership
Presented By Cher Old Elk-Stewart
School of Law, Room 101 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch provided by Missoula Urban Indian Health Center

Evening Film: 100 Years: One Woman’s Fight for Justice
Payne Family Native American Center, Room 105 | 6:30 PM

Wednesday, April 19

Environmental Justice
Presented By Marissa Spang
School of Law, Room 101 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch provided by Missoula Urban Indian Health Center

Evening Film: Last Refuge & Beyond Standing Rock
Payne Family Native American Center, Room 105 | 6:30 PM

Thursday, April 20

Domestic Violence in Indian Country
Presented By Sharon Hayden
School of Law, Room 101 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch provided by Native American Studies Department

An Evening with NALSA: Awards Ceremony and Silent Auction
Celebrating 50 Years of Clinical Legal Education:
Resilience, Resistance, and Social Justice
Speaker: Denise Juneau | School of Law Atrium | 6:00 - 9:30 PM
Tickets: $5 pre-sale, $10 at the door

Friday, April 21

CLE: Domestic Violence in Indian Country
Payne Family Native American Center, Room 211 | 12:00 - 4:30 PM
Free to attend | Lunch provided by Missoula Urban Indian Health Center