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Spring Symposium: International Law in Indigenous Affairs

  • Spring Symposium organizers -- Professor Bob Miller '91 and Heather McCambly

On April 15, 2011, over 90 attendees, including 60 Oregon and Washington attorneys came together at the Law School to interact and learn about the future of Indigenous Peoples and the law in the international community.

This conference, organized by Professor Bob Miller ‘91 and Heather McCambly, brought together expert practitioners and cutting-edge academic thinkers from Canada and the U.S. to discuss very timely questions about the future and the promise of international law in Indigenous affairs. This conference focused primarily on international law issues surrounding the Doctrine of Discovery, the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Organization of American States.

The 2011 Spring Symposium was a collaboration between the Lewis & Clark Global Law Program, the International Law Society, and our co-sponsors—the Indian Law Section of the Oregon State Bar and Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Look for the papers from the conference, which will be published in a symposium issue of the Lewis & Clark Law Review in the Winter 2011 issue.  Listen to the podcast.

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