Monthly Archives: April 2012

Mass. U.S. Senate candidate apparently claimed minority status at one time?

The press is reporting that Elizabeth Warren (Harvard law professor and US Senate candidate) was listed by the American Association of Law Schools as a Native American between 1986 and 1995.  AALS listings such as this are self identified.  See some of the stories: … Continue reading

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Radio interview on Reservation "Capitalism:" Economic Development in Indian Country

I was interviewed on this show last night.  Here's the program's description of the show.  You can hear the 45 minute interview by clicking on the link.   Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People, interviewed Robert Miller, professor of law at … Continue reading

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Survival International reports that Colin Firth is campaigning to save ‘Earth’s most threatened tribe’

      I received this press release email: "Oscar-winning film star Colin Firth today launched a major Survival International campaign to save ‘Earth’s most threatened tribe’ – the Awá of the Brazilian Amazon. The centerpiece of the campaign is a short … Continue reading

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Another Kennewick Man situation?

The Associated Press reports that three professors have filed a law suit to stop the transfer of ancient bones transfer to an American Indian tribe for a traditional burial. Two skeletons had rested undisturbed on a San Diego cliff top … Continue reading

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Brasil, Povos Indígenas E a Doutrina Do Descobrimento, Do Direito Internacional (Brazil, Indigenous Peoples, and the International Law of Discovery)

The article on the Doctrine of Discovery in Brazil, that I wrote with Micheline D'Angelis is available on-line in Portuguese http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2009046 – Brasil, Povos Indígenas E a Doutrina Do Descobrimento, Do Direito Internacional and in English – http://ssrn.com/abstract=1768350 – Brazil, Indigenous Peoples, … Continue reading

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La Doctrina del Descubrimiento y los Pueblos Indigenas en Chile (The Doctrine of Discovery and Indigenous Peoples in Chile)

The article on the Doctrine of Discovery in Chile, that I wrote with  Lisa M. Lesage, Lewis & Clark Law School, and Sebastian Lopez Escarcena, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile – Law Faculty, is now available on-line in English and Spanish. The … Continue reading

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Eighteen First Nations communities take more control of their lands

Eighteen First Nations communities in Canada signed paperwork to opt out of land-related rules under the Indian Act and to allow them more control over their own resources. The signing occurred in Ottawa as the 18 communities signed on to the Framework Agreement on First Nations Land … Continue reading

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