Indigenous Storytelling and Law

Date: 
March 17, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Location: 
Boulder, Colorado

Indigenous Storytelling and Law

Presented by the Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies

This interdisciplinary symposium will explore ways Indigenous narratives are spoken, heard, and acted upon in legal settings. 

  • What does it mean for law to solicit Native testimony? 
  • Who tells such stories, with what authority, and with what protections and possible consequences? 
  • How do traditions and stories get reshaped in legal contexts? How might storytelling challenge law?

Keynote Speakers:

Brendan Hokowhitu, University of Waikato, Dean of the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies

E. Kalani Flores, a party in the Mauna Kea Contested Case & Professor of Hawaiian Studies

March 18 Special Session 3:45-5:30pm, reception to follow:

Indian Country and the Trump Administration: Law, Policy, and Activism

S. James Anaya, Kristen Carpenter, Rick Collins, John Echohawk (invited), Troy Eid, Maymangwa Flying Earth, Theresa Halsey,

Sarah Krakoff, Charles Wilkinson, Jennifer Weddle, Heather Whiteman Runs Him (invited)

 Friday, March 17th, 1pm-5pm at UMC 235

Saturday, March 18th, 9am-6pm at Wolf Law

For more information see: http://www.colorado.edu/cnais/2017/03/17/indigenous-storytelling-and-law

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