The 21st Annual Coming Together of Peoples Conference

The Indigenous Law Students Association at the University of Wisconsin Law School announces: The 21st Annual Coming Together of Peoples Conference Begins March 23 The Indigenous Law Students Association at the UW Law School, is pleased to announce it's American Indian Law Symposium, the 21st Annual Coming Together of the Peoples Conference. It will be held Friday and Saturday, March 23-24, 2007. The event will kickoff with a Thursday evening cocktail reception at the Edgewater Hotel in Madison and end Saturday with the commencement of the annual Wunk Sheek Powwow at the Kohl Center. This two-day law conference also includes a Friday evening banquet featuring keynote speakers, Phil Hogen, Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission, and retiring American Indian Studies Director, Ada Deer. All conference panels are free and open to the public and will take place at the UW Law School in Madison. The Banquet and Awards Presentation will be held at the Edgewater Hotel on Friday at 7 p.m. Admittance to the Friday evening Banquet costs $25. This year's conference panels include Understanding the American Indian Probate and Reform Act. Panelists will include, Stacy Leeds, Director of the Indigenous Policy Institute at the University of Kansas, Samantha Webb-Kading, Skadden Arps Fellow and AIPRA expert, Doug Nash and Cecilia Burke of the Institute for Indian Estate Planning at Seattle University; Labor and Employment Laws in Indian Country: Should the NLRB apply? Featuring Brian Pierson and John Swimmer of Godfrey & Kahn Law Firm, Rory Dilweg, of Holland and Knight Law Firm, and Kevin Wadzinski of Drinker Biddle Law firm in Washington D.C.; New Developments in Gaming Regulation, featuring Chairman Phil Hogen of the National Indian Gaming Commission, Mike Murphy of Best Law Firm in Minneapolis, Kevin Wadzinski, and moderated by Jennifer Carleton, attorney for the Oneida Tribe of Indians. Other panels include a roundtable with the Wisconsin Tribal Court Judges Association featuring Judges Amanda Rockman and Todd Matha of the Ho-Chunk Nation; as well as Community Development Initiatives in Indian Country with John Breuninger of the Oneida Nation; The Re-emergence of Traditional Justice in Indian Country with James Botsford of Wisconsin Judicare and Mike Raasch of Fox Valley Technical College; and finally, Lance Morgan, CEO of Ho-Chunk Inc, will be speaking on Community and Economic Development. Conference attendance is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided. Joining the Indigenous Law Students Association as sponsors of this annual law conference are the UW-Madison American Indian Studies Program, UW-Madison Dean of Students' Office, the Multicultural Council, Wisconsin State Bar Indian Law Section, Associated Students of Madison, Wisconsin Tribal Judges Association; Wisconsin Bar Association, Indian Law Section, Drinker Biddle Law Firm, Holland and Knight Law Firm, and Godfrey and Kahn Law Firm. For more information, contact ILSA at 608-263-5019. Or for more information, visit the ILSA website at:

Submitted by UW Law School Newsletter Admin on March 19, 2007

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