Fall 2007 Indigenous Law Conference

The MSU Indigenous Law and Policy Center hosted its 4th annual Indigenous Law Conference, called “American Indian Law and Literature.

4th ANNUAL INDIGENOUS LAW CONFERENCE

OCTOBER 18, 19 & 20, 2007

“American Indian Law and Literature”

Indigenous Law and Policy Center

Michigan State University College of Law

Castle Board Room

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, October 18, 2007

7:00-9:00 p.m. Nokomis Cultural Center Welcome Reception

Seeds Harvest

Friday, October 19, 2007

7:30-8:30 a.m. Late Registration

8:30-8:40 a.m. Opening: Asiniins Singers

8:40-9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction

9:00-10:30 a.m. Prof. Kristen Carpenter

“The Actual State of Things’: American Indian Legal Fictions and Truths” — Carpenter Abstract

Prof. Renee Knake

How Lawyers Resolve Ethical Dilemmas: A Study of James Welch’s The Indian Lawyer” — Knake Abstract

Prof. Wenona Singel

“Rebellious Judging:Narratives of Trusteeship in Federal and Tribal Courts” — Singel Abstract

Moderator: Bryan Newland

First Panel

10:30-10:45 a.m. Break

10:45-12:15 p.m. Prof. Margaret Montoya & Prof. Christine Zuni Cruz

Coffee with CZC & MM

“Narrative Braids: Performing Racial Literacy” Montoya & Zuni Cruz Abstract

Prof. Larry Cata Backer

“Nostalgia Written in Blood: The Noble Savage and Latin American Political Identity.” — Cata Backer Abstract

Prof. Jo Carrillo

“Legal Culture, Communicative Circuits and Symbols.”

Moderator: Kate Fort

Coffee with WS & BD

12:30-1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:30-3:00 p.m. Prof. Richard Delgado & Prof. Jean Stefancic

“Crossover.”

Prof. Carla Pratt

“The construction of Indian Identity As An Africanless Identity in Indian Law and Literature.”

Prof. Frank Pommersheim

“Poetry and Law: What is the relationship exactly?” — Pommersheim Abstract

Moderator: Kevin Saunders

3:00-3:15 p.m. Break

3:15-5:00 p.m. Prof. Gordon Henry

“Trying Skins: Courtroom Scenes in American Indian Fiction.”

Prof. Matthew Fletcher

“Red Leaves and the Dirty Ground: The Cannibalism of Law and Economics” — Draft Paper

Prof. Sonia Katyal

“Iconic Intersectionality” — Katyal Abstract

Moderator: John Petoskey

Second Panel

6:00 p.m. Dinner

(Blessing by Raymond Kiogima)

7:00 p.m. Keynote: Chairman Frank Ettawageshik

(Opening poetry reading by Prof. Frank Pommersheim)

Saturday, October 20, 2007

9:00-10:30 a.m. Mr. Raymond Kiogima

Mr. Larry Plamondon — Plamondon Abstract

Hon. JoAnne Gasco — Gasco Abstract

Prof. Margaret Noori

“Kinship as Action: Anishinaabe Relationships from a Linguistic Perspective” — Noori Abstract

Moderator: Wenona Singel

10:30-10:45 a.m. Break

Coffee with EP KF & AK

10:45-12:15 p.m. Prof. Bruce Duthu

“Bear Narratives: Blending Cultural and Legal Voices in Defense of the Bear” — Duthu Abstract

Prof. Melissa Tatum

“The Role of Narrative in Defining Cultural Property” — Tatum Abstract

Ms. Kirsten Carlson

“Unresolved Disputes: Narratives in the Transformation and Processing of Persistent Claims” — Draft Paper

Moderator: Matthew Fletcher

12:15-12:30 p.m. Break

12:30-2:00 p.m. Prof. David Carlson

“The Pragmatics of Literary Nationalism” — David Carlson Abstract

Prof. Amelia Katanski

“Writing the Living Law: American Indian Literature as Legal Narrative.” — Katanski Abstract

Dr. Jennifer Camden & Ms. Kate Fort

“Cooper’s The Pioneers & Johnson v. M’Intosh: Legal Fictions of 1823” — Camden & Fort Abstract

Mr. Stuart Rieke & Ms. Monique Vondall-Rieke

“Perceptions of Restorative Justice: A Winter’s Tale, A Jury of Her Peers, and Shamengwa” — Abstract

Moderator: Zeke Fletcher

2:00-2:10 p.m. Closing: Asiniis Singers

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