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Social Justice Tuesday:American Indian Children and Families: Understanding the History and Experiences that Inform Native People's Interactions with U.S. Legal Systems
William H. Gates Hall
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Speaker: Dian Million, Ph.D. Associate professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington
Hosted by: The Incarcerated Mothers Advocacy Project
Description: Dr. Million (Tanana Athabascan) is a poet, professor and scholar. Her research explores the politics of knowledge, colonialism, human rights and healing. By placing community health in the context of race, class, gender and identity issues. Dr. Million shares perspectives of Native family life that will enhance cultural competency, challenge assumptions, and illuminate the connections among social and political conditions. Her insights into the tensions between Native sovereignty and American governing practices are relevant to lawyers and law students working with tribes, government policy, family or criminal law, as well as anyone who is interested in a more complex and honest view of U.S. history.