Call for Papers: The AALS Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples Section



Event Date: 

01/6/16 to 01/10/16


AALS Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples Section and The William Mitchell Law Review

The AALS Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples Section invites submissions on the topic “The Relationship Between Indian Law and Tribal Law” for the Section’’s 2016 AALS conference panel. The conference will be held January 6-10, 2016. The William Mitchell Law Review has agreed to publish selected papers associated with this call. (The Law Review of course reserves the final publication decision.)

Topics include the following:

How do Indian Tribes, First Nations, and other Indigenous Peoples regulate same-sex marriage, same-sex relationships, and adoption and foster parenting by same-sex couples and LGBT individuals? What role does evidence of Tribal culture and tradition, if any, play in these decisions? Additionally, what are the processes by which Tribes change their laws with respect to same-sex relationships? More broadly, we are interested in the ways in which Tribes, First Nations and other Indigenous Peoples regulate sexuality and family structure.

Deadline: September 1, 2015 to Michalyn Steele, Chair-Elect, at steelem[@] Questions can also be directed to Ann Tweedy, Chair, at atweedy01[@] Send proposals of 500 to 1000 words summarizing a paper or work-in-progress.


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