Warrior Lawyers: Documentary Discussion

Warrior Lawyers: Documentary Discussion

On-Demand Now

The Section is excited to announce that Warrior Lawyers: Defenders of Sacred Justice will be available to stream for free from November 4-11, 2022, and will host a panel discussion with Executive Producer Audrey Geyer, Hon. Michael Petoskey, and Hon. Timothy Connors. Warrior Lawyers: Defenders of Sacred Justice is a one-hour PBS documentary that is particularly timely and relevant given our country's current reckoning with racial inequity and systemic racism.

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Sliver of a Full Moon 2022: Live Performance and Panel Discussion

Play and Discussion

On-Demand Now

Sliver of a Full Moon is a play that recounts the movement of Native women survivors, tribal leaders, and victim advocates who fought in 2013 to ensure that the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act included the restoration of tribal criminal jurisdiction over non-Indian crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, and violation of protection orders. Now, almost ten years since VAWA 2013's passage, and following the passage of VAWA 2022 this last Spring, Sliver of a Full Moon reflects on the crisis of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Persons. In the words of Lisa Brunner, VAWA 2013 was a miracle, but it is only a sliver of the full moon of restoration of tribal sovereignty and jurisdiction that will be necessary to keep Native women and children safe. This new version of the play will be directed by the nationally acclaimed director and playwright Carolyn Dunn and will feature the talents of some of America's most well-known Native actors.

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Decoding Brackeen: The Latest in the ICWA Saga

On-Demand Now

On November 9, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Haaland v. Brackeen, one of the most important Indian law cases in decades in which the Indian Child Welfare Act is being challenged. This distinguished panel will discuss the case and offer their opinions about the outcome of the oral arguments.

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John E. Ecohawk to Receive the 2023 Thurgood Marshall Award

2023 Annual Meeting

The ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice will honor Native American Rights Fund Executive Director John E. Echohawk with the 2023 Thurgood Marshall Award during the 2023 ABA Annual Meeting in Denver, CO.

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About NAHM

This commemorative month aims to provide a platform for Native people in the United States of America to share their culture, traditions, music, crafts, dance, and ways and concepts of life. This gives Native people the opportunity to express to their community, both city, county and state officials their concerns and solutions for building bridges of understanding and friendship in their local area. Our colleagues in the Diversity & Inclusion Center have compiled helpful information on this commemorative.

ON DEMAND | Fairly Traceable: Live Performance and Panel Discussion

In collaboration with the ABA Judicial Division Tribal Courts Council, the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice presents its second-ever virtual play and panel discussion. Set during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Fairly Traceable follows the journeys of a young Ponca man and a Chitimacha woman as they juggle personal and career ambitions with advocacy for the environment and the people they love. In this romantic dramedy, award-winning Cherokee playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle reveals the culpability of corporate polluters and climate change deniers in environmental disasters. In the discussion directly following the play, Native leaders discuss the performance and its significance.

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TLPI Executive Director Jerry Gardner Receives 2022 Drinan Award

The Section honored longtime leader and current Special Counsel Jerry Gardner with its Father Robert F. Drinan Award for Distinguished Service, during the 2022 ABA Midyear Meeting. Jerry was the first Native American to receive the Award.

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Upcoming Programs

In order to serve and provide resources to our Section members, the greater ABA, and the general public, the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice presents a variety of webinars highlighting critical legal issues of civil liberties, human rights, and social justice.