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Native American Rights and Issues

Previewing the next issue of CRSJ’s Human Rights magazine!

Hear from authors featured in the upcoming edition of Human Rights, which focuses on current issues and recent developments regarding Native American rights. Topics discussed will include the Supreme Court and tribal water rights, increasing the visibility of Native American attorneys, the impacts of VAWA 2013 and 2022 on tribal jurisdiction, Indigenous science and climate responses, and more.

The content of this program does not meet requirements for continuing legal education (CLE) accreditation. You will not receive CLE credit for watching.


  •  Virginia Davis – Policy & Strategy Consultant; Commission Member, ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence
  •  Leonard R. Powell – Associate, Law Office of Jenner & Block
  •  Amber Reano – Research Assistant, American Indian Law Center, Inc.; 2L Law Student, University of New Mexico School of Law
  • Heather Tanana – Visiting Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law



Human Rights magazine, Vol. 49, No. 3: Native American Concerns

Webinar Presentation: Empowering Tribal Nations VAWA’s Tribal Jurisdiction Provisions

Tribal VAWA | A website providing resources for Tribes concerning Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction over Non-Indians under the 2022 Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA 2022).

Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction Over Non-Indians: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2022

21-1484 Arizona v. Navajo Nation (06/22/2023)

Winters v. United States, 207 U.S. 564 (1908)

Tribal Climate Change Project

2022 Guidance for Federal Depts and Agencies on Indigenous Knowledge

Five-Year Report on VAWA 2013's Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction | National Congress of American Indians

The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America | Sarah Deer

The Indigenous Holistic Worldview is from NCA5 Indigenous Peoples Chapter

Executive Order on Reforming Federal Funding and Support for Tribal Nations to Better Embrace Our Trust Responsibilities and Promote the Next Era of Tribal Self-Determination | December 6, 2023

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