Skibine to Appear at Harvard Indian Law Conference

Alexander Tallchief Skibine, a professor of law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, will appear at a conference titled “Tribal Justice: The Supreme Court and the Future of Federal Indian Law.” The conference will take place April 6 in the Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School.

In the words of the official announcement, “The Supreme Court’s treatment of American Indians has long been viewed as uniquely reflective of the rise and fall of our shared democratic faith. A flurry of recent cases has signaled to Native nations a disturbing paradigm shift that of a judiciary now openly hostile to tribal interests. This timely conference brings together leading scholars and practitioners for a frank discussion regarding the impact the Roberts Court is having on Indian Country.”

Skibine will appear on a panel titled “From Where We’ve Come: Marshall to Rehnquist.”

Principal sponsors of the conference include the Harvard Native American Law Students Association; Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Harvard Law School; Harvard University Native American Program; Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations; Native Americans at Harvard College; Committee on Indigeneity, Migration, Ethnicity, and Human Rights, Harvard University; Native American Caucus, John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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