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Regulating for the Seventh Generation: Tribal Nations and E

Friday, October 26, 2018
8:30am – 4:00pm

Law School
Starr Hall Reading Room

Tribal nations are at the center of environmental battles today. Federal approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the reduction of the Bears Ears National Monument favor oil extraction over tribal environmental and cultural concerns. The U.S. Supreme Court divides over whether treaty fishing rights prevent blocking waterways and damaging the fish resource. Tribes increasingly control natural resources on their reservations, struggling with federal oversight and control and how best to regulate for the seventh generation. In the Northeast, tribes face significant state regulation and concerns about environmental impacts of Indian gaming. Climate change, meanwhile, threatens indigenous communities and cultural practices across the globe. We invite you to the 2018 Connecticut Law Review Symposium to join keynote speaker Ethel Branch, Attorney General of the Navajo Nation, and other tribal leaders, scholars, practitioners, and members of the community in exploring all of these issues. The day ends with an ice cream reception and discussion.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be served. Eligible for Connecticut CLE credit. This event is free for students, faculty, and staff; $40 for practitioners and other guests. Parking $3/day.

RSVP required by October 22:


Ainsley Parrish; & Erin Norton;

Law School (primary), College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, Native American Cultural Programs, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Environmental Policy, UConn Master Calendar, UConn Metanoia on the Environment

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