Ron Whitener

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Executive Director

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Panelist, Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction: Theory and Practice, Harvard Law School, Tribal Courts and the Federal System, Nov. 8, 2012 (Cambridge, MA)

Indigent Defense in Indigenous Communities, National Institute of Justice and the Access to Justice Initiative, Workshop on International Perspectives on Indigent Defense, Jan. 25, 2011 (Washington, DC)

Federal Requirements for Creation of Tribal Institutional Review Boards, 8th National Changing Patterns of Cancer in Native Communities: Strength Through Tradition and Science, Sep. 14, 2010 (Seattle)

Panelist, Ethics & Genetics: Can They Work for Indigenous Peoples?, with Maile Taualii, Ngiare Brown, Maui Hudson, and Jeff Reading, Healing Our Spirit Worldwide Annual Conference, Sep. 7, 2010 (Manoa, HI)

Transformative Advocacy, Association of American Law Schools, Annual Meeting, Jan. 2010 (New Orleans)

The Collision of Tribal Sovereignty, Tribal Property and Genetic Data, Duke University, Institute for Genome Sciences Policy, Intellectual Property and Benefit-Sharing in Genomic Research with Indigenous Communities, Jan. 2009 (Durham, NC)

Race, Gender and Genetics: Challenges for Native Americans in the Genetics Revolution, Genetic Alliance Annual Meeting, Jul. 13, 2008 (Bethesda, MD)

Sovereign Immunity of Tribes, American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section, Annual Conference, Jan. 2008 (Seattle)

What Do We Know About Tribal Courts, American University, Washington College of Law, Jan. 2008 (Washington, DC)

Genetic Samples and Native Americans: Can Federal Data Sharing Mandates and Tribal Authority Be Reconciled?, Lewis and Clark Law School, Emerging Indian Law Scholars Roundtable, Jul. 2007 (Portland, OR)

The Status of Tribal Public Defense in Washington State, Washington State Bar Association, Leaders Conference, Jan. 2007 (Wenatchee, WA)

Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense of Native American Clients, Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Office of Defender Services, Jan. 2006 (Albuquerque, NM)

Mental Health Issues in the Representation of Native American Clients, Washington Defender Association, Jan. 2006 (Seattle)

Tribal Authority to Regulate Research, University of Washington School of Law and Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality, Jan. 2006 (Seattle)

Ethical, Legal and Societal Implications of Research in United States Indigenous Communities, International Network of Health Knowledge and Development Annual Conference, Oct. 2005 (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Application of State Ethics Rules to Practice in Indian Country, University of Washington School of Law, Annual Indian Law Symposium, Sep. 15, 2005 (Seattle)

Cultural Issues in the Prosecution and Probation of Indian Defendants in the Federal Justice System, 9th Circuit Pretrial Services Staff Annual Conference, Jan. 2005 (Seattle)

Cultural Issues in the Prosecution and Probation of Indian Defendants in the Federal Justice System, Western District of Washington Judges and Staff Symposium, Jan. 2005

Ethics in Estate Planning for Native Americans, Seattle University Law School, Jan. 2005

Modern Native American Views of Conservation, University of Washington, Conservation Colloquium, Jan. 2005 (Seattle)

Ethical Issues in the Genetics Age, University of Washington School of Law, Annual Indian Law Symposium, Sep. 9, 2004 (Seattle)

Current Issues in Tribal Court Practice, University of Washington School of Law, Eastern Washington Indian Law Conference, Apr. 4, 2004 (Spokane, WA)

Breach of Trust, Legal and Ethical Issues in Genetic Testing of Indigenous Populations, National Association of Women Judges, Pilot Conference on Genome Justice, Jan. 2004 (Seattle)

Indian Criminal and Civil Jurisdiction in the Context of Enforcement of Tribal Laws on Domestic Violence Perpetrators, Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Jan. 2003 (Seattle)

The Clash Between Non-Indian and Native Cultures Following the Lewis and Clark Expedition, American Association of Law Libraries, Annual Meeting, Jan. 2003 (Seattle)

Tribal Assumption of Non-Department of Interior Federal Duties Under Self-Governance Compacting Laws and Regulations, University of Washington School of Law, Annual Indian Law Symposium, Sep. 19, 2002 (Seattle)

Cultural Competency in the Representation of Indian Criminal Defendants, Washington Defender Association, Annual Conference, Jan. 2002 (Ocean Shores, WA)

Cultural Competency in the Representation of Low-Income Indian Clients, Spokane County Volunteer Lawyers Program, Native American Pro Bono Panel, Jan. 2002 (Spokane, WA)

Cultural Competency in the Representation of Low-Income Indian Clients, King County Volunteer Lawyers Program, Native American Pro Bono Panel Training, Jan. 2002 (Seattle)

Indian Criminal and Civil Jurisdiction over Non-Indians, Washington State Supreme Court, Access to Justice Conference, Jan. 2002 (Yakima, WA)

Status of the Treaty Right to Hunt in Washington State, University of Washington School of Law, Annual Indian Law Symposium, Sep. 13, 2001 (Seattle)

Indian Criminal and Civil Jurisdiction in the Domestic Violence Arena, Northwest Women’s Law Center, Domestic Violence Conference, Jan. 2001 (Puyallup, WA)

Barriers to the Delivery of Legal Services to Low-Income Native Clients, Statewide Legal Services Conference, Jan. 2000 (Leavenworth, WA)

Status of the Treaty Right to Hunt in Washington State, Washington State Bar Association, Indian Law Section, Annual CLE, Jan. 1998 (Seattle)

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