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Wednesday, March 30 - 12:00 p.m.

Opening Prayer

Keynote Address/Dillon Lecture

Honorable Jill Tompkins, Chief Justice and Director of the Penobscot Indian Nation Judicial System

Related Links:

USD Diversity Offices

National NALSA webpage

Profile of Justice Jill Tompkins


Wednesday, March 30 - 2:00 p.m.

Book Signing and Social Hour in Davenport Evans Student Commons

Stephen Pevar, The Rights of Indians and Tribes

Related Links:

Biography of Stephen Pevar and links to his blog posts from ACLU

Information about The Rights of Indians and Tribes from WorldCat


Wednesday, March 30 - 3:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Oglala Sioux Tribe v. Van Hunnik


Attorney Dana Hanna (represents Oglala Sioux Tribe)

Stephen Pevar (ACLU attorney, represents Oglala Sioux Tribe)

Related Links:

Summary of case from ACLU website

Posts about the case from ICWA INFO (a resource of the Native American Rights Fund and the Casey Family Programs)


Thursday, March 31 - 9:00 a.m.

Panel Discussion:  BIA Guidelines


Danelle Daugherty, Deputy Regional Director for Indian Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Mark Fiddler, Adoption Attorney, Minnesota

Related Links:

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Great Plains Region webpage

About Mark Fiddler

Link to BIA ICWA Guidelines as Published in Federal Register


Thursday, March 31 - 10:00 a.m.

Book Signing and Social Hours in Davenport Evans Student Commons

Professor Frank Pommersheim, Tribal Justice: 25 Years as a Tribal Appellate Justice

Related Links:

Tribal Justice LibGuide

Information about Tribal Justice: 25 Years as a Tribal Appellate Justice from WorldCat

Professor Pommersheim's Selected Works Author Page


Thursday, March 31 - 11:00 a.m.

Panel Discussion: Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl (U.S. Supreme Court Case)


Mark Fiddler, Adopion Attorney (Counsel for the Adoptive Couple)

Frank Pommersheim, Professor of Law, University of South Dakota School of Law

Wenona Singel, Associate Professor of Law, Michigan State University

Addie Rolnick, Associate Professor of Law, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law

Related Links:

About Mark Fiddler

Professor Frank Pommersheim Faculty Profile

Professor Winona Singel Faculty Profile

Professor Addie Rolnick Faculty Profile

Information about case and link to opinion from NICWA (National Indian Child Welfare Association)


Thursday, March 31 - 12:00 p.m.

Closing Prayer


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