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Federal Indian Law Seminar

CMOP will conduct on January 2007 a two-session seminar on Federal Indian Law. The objective of the seminar is to help the CMOP community to understand the issues of tribal sovereignty and the development of tribal natural resource management.

The seminar will provide an overview of relevant treaties and policies of Congress toward Tribes, and of their implications for natural resources and fisheries.

Session 1 (January 12, 1:00-3:00, Cooley Science Center Room 6217)
Topics: Federal Indian Law 101. The role of U.S. Congress vis-à-vis tribes. The federal trust responsibility. Co-management of rivers and fish stocks, federal, state and tribal.
Discussion will be led by former congresswoman Elizabeth Furse.

Session 2 (January 22, 10:00-12:00, Cooley Science Center Room 7217)
Topics: Modern fisheries management. Intertribal fisheries management organizations. Federal and tribal actions and continuing court jurisdiction.
Discussion will be led by Roy Sampsel (Wyandotte-Choctaw). Former Deputy Asst. Sect. Indian Affairs. Director, Institute for Tribal Government.

The seminar will take place at the DoSE campus in Beaverton, with video broadcast to partner campuses. Attendance is limited only by space available at each campus.

For directions to the DoSE Campus and the Cooley Science Center, please go to the DoSE Campus Map. The meetings will be held in building 1 on the map. Room 6217 is on the main floor. Room 7212 is on the second floor. Free parking is available directly across the street.