The Law and Indigenous Peoples Program and the Tribal Law Journal will host a symposium on the Indian
Civil Rights Act (ICRA) on March 8-9, 2018.
This ICRA Symposium will examine the promise, benefits, and detriments of ICRA, reflecting on the Act’s impact on tribal sovereignty and individual rights after fifty years of operation. Included in the discussion will be the Act’s effectiveness in implementing Congress’s dual objectives of protecting civil liberties in Indian country and entrusting to sovereign tribal courts the administration of justice on reservations; the role of tribal, federal, and state governments in civil rights protection; the differential impact of recentamendments—the 2010 Tribal Law and Order Act and the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act—on the rights of Indians and non-Indians; and whether, overall, ICRA has been engaged to advance or deny Native people’s civil rights.
Articles are welcome discussing the past, present, and future of ICRA, Indian civil rights generally, and indigenous human rights.
Deadline: Dec. 15, 2018. Email your submission to rettedli[@]law.umn.edu (Liisa Rettedal) and distorse[@]law.unm.edu (Sean Distor).