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October 22, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Category: Special Event
Location: Law Classroom #2242 | Map
468 Gilmour Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Prospective Students, Staff

Professor Kirsten Matoy Carlson will (1) introduce the idea of advocacy as oversight; (2) discuss the different areas that tribes have lobbied for oversight on; (3) present  a case study of how tribes lobbied Congress for implementation of the amendments to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act; (4) present broader implications of her research.

In the 1970s, Congress adopted the Tribal Self-Determination Policy, which encouraged tribal participation in the creation of federal Indian policy.  Tribes have responded to this opening of the political process by increasingly lobbying Congress. Professor Carlson's research explores how tribes have used legislative strategies to influence federal Indian policy and demonstrates how tribes have used lobbying as a way to build resilience over time by influencing the development of federal Indian policies that protect tribal sovereignty.  Specifically, Professor Carlson's research addresses the role of American Indian voices in federal policy making and shows how tribes have used legislative advocacy to initiate new policies, to reverse court decisions, and to oversee the implementation of existing policies. 

Lunch will be provided. 

For more information about this event, please contact Emily Barr at 3135772731 or