Oneida Indian Nation Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School, Fall 2015
Director, UCLA American Indian Studies Center, 2010 – 2015
Director, UCLA MA/JD Joint Degree Program in Law & American Indian Studies, 2011-present
Director, UCLA Native Nations Law and Policy Center, 2015-present
Elected Member, American Law Institute, September 2012
Co-Director, UCLA Native Nations Law and Policy Center, 2011-2015
Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, 2010-present
Co-Chair, United Nations – Indigenous Peoples Partnership Policy Board, 2013-present
Expert, United Nations – Indigenous Peoples Partnership Policy Board, 2011-2013
Evidentiary Hearing Officer, Morongo Band of Mission Indians, 2007-present
Justice, Supreme Court of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, 2002-2010
HONORS AND AWARDS
Women Inspiring Change In honor of International Women’s Day, the Harvard Law and International Development Society and the Harvard Women’s Law Association are hosting the 3rd Annual Harvard Law School International Women’s Day Portrait Exhibit. (February 29 - March 11, 2016)
9 Notable Women Lawyers Who Rule Indian Law Legal systems are never easy to navigate, as the U.S. vertical hierarchy of courts, jury options and appeals processes attest. In dealing with Indians and the United States' judicial system, with its purported goal of integrating the principles of 567 nations (counting the U.S.), tribal law, state law, federal law, the inherent and reserved rights of Indigenous Peoples and treaty obligations, establishing and defending the rights of Natives is a job that requires the best minds of the times. The field requires the ability to understand complex relations and theory, the strength to stand by their principles and the maturity to respect other people’s points of view. The nine women profiled here have taken up the task.
2013 Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Service Awardees | 2013 Distinguished Alumna Angela Riley (Video) Each year the College of Arts and Sciences presents its highest honor, the Distinguished Alumnus Award, to up to four graduates of the college. (February 21, 2013)
Tribes as Extra-Constitutional Entities, Harvard Law School Symposium, Harvard Law School, October 13-14, 2016 (speaker and conference organizer).
Crime and Governance in Indian Country, Harvard Law School Faculty Workshop, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 28, 2016.
The Jurisgenerative Moment in Indigenous Human Rights, Federal Bar Association/Native American Bar Association Annual Indian Law Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, April 7, 2016.
Keynote: Justice for Native Nations, Pitzer College, Pomona, California, April 28, 2014.
Equality or Exceptionalism, Critical Race Theory Conference, Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut, April 5, 2014.
Indigenous Peoples’ Traditional Knowledge and Customary Law, Griffith University, Brisbaine, Australia, March 27, 2014.
Equality or Exceptionalism, Endowed Caughey Foundation Address, Autry National Center, Los Angeles, California, March 15, 2014.
Keynote: Equality or Exceptionalism, Stanford University School of Law, Palo Alto, California, February 7, 2014.
Insights from a Scholar and Indigenous Rights Lawyer, Harvard Law School 60th Alumnae Celebration, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 27, 2013.
University of Oklahoma College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award Public Lecture, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, February 21, 2013.
The Supreme Court and Native American Property Rights, The Supreme Court Historical Society Lecture Series, The United States Supreme Court, Washington, D.C. November 14th, 2012.
Implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Protection of Indigenous Cultures and Sacred Sites, Consultation with the UN Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, Tucson, Arizona, April 26-27, 2012.
Keynote: Making Sui Generis Protections Work, United Nations, World Intellectual Property Organization Side Event, Geneva, Switzerland, July 18, 2011.
Keynote Diversity Lecture: Indigenous Peoples and Cultural Property, Center for Social Justice and Public Service, Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California, February 3, 2011 (with honorarium).
Keynote Address, Tenth Annual Indian Law Conference, California Indian Law Association, Pala, California, October 8, 2010.
American Indians and the American Dream, Allison Davis Lecture, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, November 2009.
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