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DAY 1 – JANUARY 16, 2014 Check-In & Continental Breakfast 8:00 AM Welcome, Blessing and Opening Remarks 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM • • • •

Professor Patty Ferguson-Bohnee, Faculty Director, Indian Legal Program, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Blessing – Robert Stone, Councilman, Gila River Indian Community Welcome – Gregory Mendoza, Governor, Gila River Indian Community Opening Remarks – Brian Cladoosby, President, National Congress of American Indians, Chairman, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

Inherent Sovereignty 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM • • • •

Frank Ettawageshik, Former Chairman, Waganakising Odawa – Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (Moderator) Jack Trope, Executive Director, Association of American Indian Affairs John Norwood, Tribal Councilman, Principal Justice of the Tribal Supreme Court, Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation John Kane, Mohawk Tribe

Declaration Signing Ceremony 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM • •

John Norwood, Tribal Councilman, Principal Justice of the Tribal Supreme Court, Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation Frank Ettawageshik, Former Chairman, Waganakising Odawa – Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

BREAK 10:45 AM – 11:00 AM


Getting Your Tribal House in Order -- From Potluck to Boardroom – Tribal Governance 101 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM • • • • •

Professor Patty Ferguson-Bohnee, Faculty Director, Indian Legal Program, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (Moderator) Professor Richard Monette, University of Wisconsin Law School William Gollnick, Tribal Administrator, Tejon Indian Tribe Joe Kennedy, Chairman, Timbisha Shoshone Tribe Earl Evans, Councilman, Haliwa Saponi of North Carolina

LUNCH 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Preparing a Petition for Federal Recognition 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM • •

Judith Shapiro, Esquire Steve Austin, Principal, Austin Research Associates

Experiences with the Federal Acknowledgment Process 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM • • • •

Colin Hampson, Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP (Moderator/Presenter) Lance Gumbs, Shinnecock Nation Kim Gottschalk, Native American Rights Fund Ruth Torres, Schaghticoke Nation

BREAK 3:30 PM – 3:45 PM Small Group Discussions 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM The purpose of this session is for attendees to (1) identify the major concerns faced by unrecognized Tribes and (2) to identify difficulties that they have had with the federal acknowledgment process. Reconvene from Small Group Discussions 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM Each small group will have an opportunity to present the findings of their discussions to the entire group. Adjourn 5:30 PM Reception 6:00 PM

Memorial Union – Turquoise Ballroom


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DAY 2 – JANUARY 17, 2014 Check-In & Continental Breakfast 8:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks 8:30 AM - 8:45 AM •

Patty Ferguson-Bohnee, Faculty Director, Indian Legal Program, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

Indian Legal Clinic Federal Recognition Survey Results 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM Reforming the Federal Acknowledgment Process, Part I 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM •

Larry Roberts, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Indian Affairs (Invited)

BREAK 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Reforming the Federal Acknowledgement Process, Part II 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM • • • • •

Judith Shapiro, Esquire (Moderator) David Smith, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Kim Gottschalk, Native American Rights Fund Jack Trope, Executive Director, Association of American Indian Affairs George Skibine, Osage Nation, Dentons

LUNCH - Small Group Discussions on Reform 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


Reports from Small Group Discussions 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Protecting Cultural Resources 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM • John Norwood, Tribal Councilman, Principal Justice of the Tribal Supreme Court, Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation (Moderator) • Ramona Peters, Director, Historic Preservation & NAGPRA, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe • Joel Waltzer, Partner, Waltzer, Wiygul & Garside BREAK 2:30 PM – 2:45 PM At the Mercy of Congress 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM • • •

Ann Marie Bledsoe-Downes, Winnebago, Executive Director, Indian Legal Program (Moderator) Breann Swann Nu’uhiwa, Chair of the Tribal Law & Government Team, Reed Smith LLP Alex Baker, Public Information Officer, Lumbee Tribe

Resource Opportunities for Non-BIA Listed Tribes 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM • • •

Judith Dworkin, Managing Partner, Sacks Tierney PA (Moderator/Presenter) Greg Richardson, Executive Director, North Carolina Commission on Indian Affairs Framon Weaver, Tribal Chief, MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians

Closing Remarks/Questions 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM Adjourn 5:30 PM

Conference Co-Chairs • • • •

Patty Ferguson-Bohnee, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Director, Indian Legal Clinic Reverend John Norwood, Tribal Councilman, Principal Justice of the Tribal Supreme Court, Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation Frank Ettawageshik, Former Chairman for Waganakising Odawa - Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Judy Shapiro, Esquire

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