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2016 World Indigenous Law Conference

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 @ 8:00 am - Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

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Dear Colleagues,Faculty Workshop

We are pleased to announce that UCI will host the 2016 World Indigenous Law Conference. This is the first time this biennual conference has ever been held in North America.

The conference is an international forum aimed at gathering Indigenous lawyers, practitioners, academics and those interested in furthering their understanding of issues facing Indigenous Peoples. Key elements of this conference include an international discourse on Indigenous Peoples’ Jurisprudence: examining legal frameworks and strategies for self-determined futures. The UCI community is invited to register and attend.

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Keynotes and presentations from renowned legal scholars, lawyers, judges, wisdom keepers, community leaders, and philosophers, including:

Walter Echohawk, Sr. (Pawnee), attorney, author, legal expert and visionary for the rights of Indigenous Peoples and nations • Joshua Creamer (Wannyi / Kalkadoon), Barrister-in-law specializing in Native title • Naomi Lanoi (Masaai), human rights advocate • Deborah Sanchez (Chumash/O’odham), first elected Native American judge to the Superior Court in Los Angeles, California • Abby Abinanti (Yurok), tribal judge and attorney, previously a Superior Court Commissioner for over 17 years • Beverly Jacobs (Mohawk), legal scholar, lawyer, and community leader • Oren Lyons (Onondaga Nation), Faithkeeper • Chase Iron Eyes (Standing Rock Sioux), attorney, Water Protectors at Standing Rock, and candidate for United States Congress •  Aura Benilda Tegria Cristancho (Colombian U’wa), attorney, Association U’wa

Speakers are subject to change.

For an updated listing, visit The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples website.



Abigail Reyes Director, Sustainability Initiative

Travis Huxman Faculty Director, Sustainability Initiative

  The UCI American Indian Resource Program is the host organization for the 2016 World Indigenous Law Conference.

The following UCI organizations are pleased to co-sponsor the conference.

Sustainability Initiative


Center on Globalization, Law, and Society

Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy

UCI School of Social Sciences

The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples is the lead convener and sponsor.


Event Details:

Dates: October 19-22, 2016

Location: The Beckman Center (directions)

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Logo Artwork by the acclaimed Acjachemen/Tongva artist, L.Frank Manriquez



Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 @ 8:00 am
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 @ 5:00 pm