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Connecting Tribal Culture & Courts, Healthy Families & Tribal Historical Preservation Conference
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 Export to Your Calendar 2/27/2020 to 2/28/2020
When: Thursday, February 27, 2020
Where: United States
Contact: Cher Stewart

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CONNECTING TRIBAL CULTURE AND COURTS, HEALTHY FAMILIES & TRIBAL HISTORICAL PRESERVATION LAW CONFERENCE 2020

AGENDA
February 27 & 28, 2020
Red Lion Ridgewater Inn & Suites
Polson, Montana
Approved for 12 CLEs (including 3 ethics)

REGISTRATION

 

 Thursday, February 27, 2020

8:00-8:30

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:40

Flag Song, Honor Song, Prayer

8:40-8:45

Welcoming & Opening Remarks
Cher Old Elk-Stewart/Abby Dupis, Co-Organizers

8:45-10:15

Connecting Culture in the Courtroom
Hon. Chief Justice Stacie Four Star, Fort Peck Tribal Court
Hon Justice Brenda Desmond, Veteran's Court
Hon. James Manley, District Court Judge, Drug Court
Hon. Brad Pluff, CSKT Judge

 10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00

Holistic Defense & Reentry Program
Ann Miller, CSKT Defenders Office Managing Attorney

 12:00-1:00

Lunch: On Your Own

 1:00-2:30

What I Wish Every Attorney Knew in my Courtroom - Ethical Considerations & Elimination of Judicial Bias in the Courtroom
Hon. Stacie Smith, Chief Judge, Fort Peck Tribes
Hon. James Manley, District Court Judge
Hon. Brenda Desmond, District Court Standing Master
Hon. Brad Pluff, CSKT Judge 

 2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:15

Violence Against Women Act: History and Tribal/State Jurisdictional Impacts
LilliaN Alvernaz, Dakota/Nakoda, Attorney, ACLU 

 4:15

Question/Answer Conclude for the Day 

 

 Friday, February 28, 2020  
 8:00-8:40

Continental Breakfast

 8:40-8:45

 Welcome/Song/Prayer

  8:45-10:15

 Social Workers Perspective on Culture in the Courtroom
Experienced American Indian Social Workers will share their perspectives about Social Work, Culture, Family Preservation, and the Courtroom
Leon Old Elk - Steward, Crow, Social Worker

 10:15-10:30  Break
 10:30-Noon  

Tribal and State Efforts Regarding Missing & Murdered Indigenous Persons
2019 marked a year of collaboration with Tribal, State and National Efforts. This panel will discuss the local, grassroots efforts, legislative collaboration, and meaningful solutions to MMIW

Hon. Shelly Fyant, CSKT Chairwoman
Melissa Schlichting, Deputy Attorney, State Attorney General's Office
Jami Pluff, Policy Analyst, CSKT Tribes

 12:00-1:00  Lunch: On Your Own
  1:00-2:30  

Contemporary Court Issues with Tribal Historic Preservation
American Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Expert Witness Testimony and Analysis for Contemporary Issues and Cases: inside and outside the classroom

Aaron Brien, Archeologist, SKC Instructor of Tribal Historic Preservation
Dean Nicolai, CSKT, Archeologist, SKC Department of Chair and Faculty for Native American Studies

 2:30-2:45

 Break

 2:45-4:15

 Ethical Issues for Legal Representation of Non-Profits
Lillian Alvernaz, Dakota/Nakoda, Attorney, ACLU

 4:15

 Conference Concludes

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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