Please show up and protest this workshop:
Federal/State Indian Policy Briefing Workshop
…Recent Rulings & Events in Federal Indian Policy
And their impact upon Wisconsin
DATE: Monday, October 31, 2011
TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
LOCATION: CAPITOL BUILDING
RM. 415 NW
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: State Legislators, legal counsels, Administrative Officials & Staff
The Village of Hobart has invited two Indian law experts to update legislators, legal counsels and Wisconsin administrative officials on recent U.S. Supreme Court and Federal Court of Appeal decisions, and current trends in federal policy that impact the State of Wisconsin. Recent court rulings have significantly strengthened State sovereignty, constrained Executive Branch authority, and diminished the federal “trust” relationship with Indian Tribes. These are groundbreaking shifts in federal Indian policy that have state, county and local impacts specific to land status, fee-to-trust and “Indian country.”
The panelists are:
Hosts: Richard Heidel, President of the Village of Hobart Board of Trustees;
Donna Severson, Village Trustee
Panelists: Elaine Willman, Director of Community Development & Tribal Affairs for Village of Hobart; author of Going To Pieces - a narrative journey across 17 Indian reservations.
Frank Kowalkowski, (Davis & Kuelthau, Green Bay). Mr. Kowalkowski has a national Federal Indian law practice. He provides Indian law legal consultation to the Village of Hobart and other municipalities and businesses in Wisconsin, as well as clients in several other states. His representation includes matters in federal court, state court, Tribal court and the Interior Board of Indian Appeals located in Washington, D.C.
Lana Marcussen, legal counsel to the Citizen's Equal Rights Alliance and Foundation since 1994. She has participated in briefing to the Supreme Court in Coeur D'Alene Tribe v. Idaho (1996), Strate v. A-1 Contractors (1997), Native Village of Venetie (1998), Nevada v Hicks (2001), Atkinson v. Shirley (2001) and continuing through City of Sherrill (2005) and Carcieri v. Salazar (2009). She has used federalism to effectively confront what were once considered benign extensions of federal authority in restoring and extending tribal sovereignty.
RSVP for Seating Availability: Elaine Willman, (firstname.lastname@example.org) (920.615.2882)
CERA is a well know racist, anti-Indian organization founded on hate and fear. This organization seeks the destruction of Indian tribes. Please show up and let your voice be heard against hate and intolerance. The Village of Hobart has dedicated itself to trying to destroy the Oneida Indian Tribe. CERA is dedicated to destroying Indian County.