ON DEMAND: Indian Claims Commission Act as 75: A Look Back and a Look Forward
Credit: 0 Credit HoursOn August 13, 1946, Congress enacted the Indian Claims Commission Act, which aimed "to dispose of the Indian claims problem with finality." Over the next sixty years, Indian Tribes litigated hundreds of legal, equitable, and moral claims against the United States under the Act. Nonetheless, seventy-five years after the Commission's creation, difficult legal and moral questions remain regarding the United States' ongoing trust and treaty obligations to Native Nations, and the legacy of colonialism in the United States. This panel event will explore the legacy of the Indian Claims Commission, with the goal of tracing that legacy from the Act's passage through its impact on current sovereign-to-sovereign relationships.
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Sponsored by: Indian Law Committee of the D.C. Bar Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Community
Related Community of Interest: D.C. Bar Law Student Community
Program Partners: American Bar Association Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice; and
Environment, Energy and Resources; Environmental Law Institute; Native American Bar Association of D.C.; Women's Bar Association
**Members of Program Partner organizations, please register using the Non Profit Attorney fee.
- Reid Chambers, Partner, Sonosky Chambers Sachse Endreson & Perry LLP
- Sam Hirsch, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP
- Melody L. McCoy, Staff Attorney, Native American Rights Fund
- Hilary Tompkins, Partner, Hogan Lovells
- Kenneth Dalton, Administrative Judge, Interior Board of Indian Appeals (Moderator)
|D.C. Bar Member||$40.00|
|D.C. Bar Premium Community Member||$0.00|
|Environment, Energy and Natural Resources||$20.00|
|Law Student Community||$15.00|
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