Monthly Archives: August 2019

American Law Institute – ALI – video on the Doctrine of Discovery

The ALI, the American Law Institute, has posted a video of my July 29, 2019 speech, that I delivered for the Oregon Historical Society, on the ALI webpage: In this lecture, I speak about how the United States acquired … Continue reading

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Slavery 1619 Project – Virginia’s First Slaves: American Indians?

The New York Times Sunday magazine dated August 18 was devoted to the Times’ “1619 Project” – a look at slavery in America. This year 2019 is the 400th anniversary since the first Africans were enslaved in America when 20+ … Continue reading

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First Native American woman law dean to teach at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU

First Native American female dean and prominent Indian law trailblazer to teach at ASU Law The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is honored to welcome Stacy L. Leeds as the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community … Continue reading

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Indian Child Welfare Act on Bloomberg law news

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit handed a great victory to Indian Country on August 9 by holding that the Indian Child Welfare Act is constitutional. That court, by a 2-1 vote, reversed a lower court … Continue reading

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Native American Development Corporation in Billings

On July 30-August 1, 2019, the NADC held its 11th annual conference on tribal and individual Indian economic development. I was privileged to be one of the keynote speakers. Indian country is paying more and more attention to developing … Continue reading

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Nazi Germany and American Indians

On Tuesday, I published an op-ed in the Indian Country Today newspaper. Recently, I have begun researching how, and how much, Nazi scholars, lawyers, and party officials were influenced by United States race law and U.S. Indian law when they … Continue reading

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Doctrine of Discovery Lecture

On July 29, I delivered a public talk on the Doctrine of Discovery, Manifest Destiny, and how the Oregon Country became part of the United States under international law. The talk was part of the Oregon Historical Society’s “History Pub” … Continue reading

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