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Podcasts: Serving The Legal Needs Of Urban Native Americans

Video and audio podcasts are now available from the landmark legal seminar/webinar “Serving The Legal Needs of Urban Native Americans”, held on 31 March 2011 in Seattle. The program was hosted by the law firm of Foster Pepper PLLC, in partnership with the Northwest Justice Project and the American Bar Association Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities’ Committee on Native American Concerns.

Tens of thousands of Native Americans live in and around America’s major cities, often far removed from their ancestral Tribes and families. Often battling poverty and discrimination, many urban Native Americans see their legal and civil rights undermined by a lack of resources and effective advocacy. The presentations in the podcasts demonstrate how specialized non-profit legal clinics in the Northwest are providing much-needed guidance and resources to urban Native Americans, and how this success can be replicated in cities throughout the US.

PODCAST PROGRAMS
(Audio files are in .mp3 format and require an Audio player or you can listen via iTunes.)
(Video files are in .mp4 format and require a media player.)

Welcome and Introduction - (AUDIO  |  VIDEO)

  • Greg Guedel, Chair, Foster Pepper PLLC Native American Legal Services Group

Recognizing The Need – Legal Issues for Urban Native Americans  -  (AUDIO  |  VIDEO

  • Millie Kennedy (Tsimshian), Native American Advocacy Coordinator, NW Justice Project
  • Jenine Grey (Tlingit), Chief Seattle Club

Addressing the Need -- Chief Seattle Club, NW Indian Bar Association and NW Justice Project  -
(AUDIO  |  VIDEO

  • Bree Kame’enui-Ramirez (Native Hawaiian), President, NW Indian Bar Association
  • Christina Parker (Chippewa Cree), Tulalip Tribal Attorney
  • Brooke Pinkham (Nez Perce), CLEAR Native American Advocate, NW Justice Project

Under Fire: Relations Between Urban Native Americans, Police, and City Government  -  
(AUDIO  |  VIDEO

  • Chris Stearns (Navajo), Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker; Seattle Human Rights Commission

Bridging The Gap — The Attorney’s Role of Engaging and Serving Urban American Indian clients  -  (AUDIO  |  VIDEO

  • Christina Parker (Chippewa Cree), Tulalip Tribal Attorney

A New Beginning – The Tahoma Indian Center  -  (AUDIO  |  VIDEO

  • Joan Staples-Baum (White Earth Chippewa), Director, Tahoma Indian Center
  • Chrishendra Tucker, Field Attorney, NW Justice Project Tacoma Office

You can access the podcasts by clicking the AUDIO (.mp3) and/or VIDEO (.mp4)  links, and through Foster Pepper’s iTunes page.
 

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Podcast: Non-Profit Organizations In Tribal Communities

Free podcasts from the informative Tribal non-profit organizations seminar in Seattle are now available for you to download from this website. The sessions include:

The Need for Fostering Non-Profits in Indian Country:

Ken Gordon, Executive Director, The Potlatch Fund

Non-Profit Law in Indian Country:

Millie Kennedy, Native American Unit, The Northwest Justice Project
Don Chalmers, President, SparrowHawk Consulting Company
Timothy Brewer, Reservation Attorney, The Tulalip Tribes

Shana Barehand, Tribal Liaison for the WA Department of Revenue

Dispute Resolution in the Tribal Context: “Cultural Awareness and Strategic
Planning”:

Michele Vendiola, Consultant/Facilitator, Community Alliance & Peacemaking
Project
Christina Parker, Field Attorney, The Northwest Justice Project
Greg Guedel, Chair, Foster Pepper PLLC Native American Legal Services
Group

You can access the podcasts below and through Foster Pepper’s iTunes page.

PODCAST - AUDIO
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The Need for Fostering Non-Profits in Indian Country:

  • Listen to Ken Gordon, Executive Director, The Potlatch Fund

Non-Profit Law in Indian Country:

  • Millie Kennedy, Native American Unit, The Northwest Justice Project
  • Listen to Don Chalmers, President, SparrowHawk Consulting Company
  • Listen to Timothy Brewer, Reservation Attorney, The Tulalip Tribes
  • Listen to Shana Barehand, Tribal Liaison for the WA Department of Revenue
  • Listen to the Non-Profit Law Panel

Dispute Resolution in the Tribal Context: “Cultural Awareness and Strategic Planning”:

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PODCAST - VIDEO
(Video files are in .m4v format and require QuickTime.)

The Need for Fostering Non-Profits in Indian Country:

  • Watch Ken Gordon, Executive Director, The Potlatch Fund

Non-Profit Law in Indian Country:

Dispute Resolution in the Tribal Context: “Cultural Awareness and Strategic Planning”:

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Podcast: Legal Issues For Native-Owned Small Businesses

Native Talk Radio has aired an hour-long program regarding legal issues affecting Native-owned small businesses, and the unique factors of conducting business in and around Tribal communities. Host Annie O’Brien interviewed Foster Pepper’s Native American Legal Services Chair Greg Guedel on start-up considerations, contracts, government procurement programs, legal disputes, and a range of other topics pertinent to Native business ventures.

Download the podcast HERE, on Foster Pepper’s iTunes page, or from the Native Talk Radio homepage.
 

Podcast: Details and Depth On The $3.4 Billion Cobell Native American Trust Lawsuit Settlement

The University of California Irvine radio station KUCI’s legal program The Docket has aired an extended segment on the settlement of the landmark Cobell lawsuit between 300,000+ Native Americans and the U.S. government. Host Evan Simon interviewed Foster Pepper PLLC’s Native American Group Chair Greg Guedel regarding the background of the case, the details of the settlement, his discussion with lead plaintiff Eloise Cobell, and what work remains to complete the settlement and lay the groundwork for improved relations between the federal government and Native Americans. The interview can be accessed HERE, or via the Foster Pepper podcast page on iTunes.

New Podcasts On Current Native American Legal Issues

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Foster Pepper is proud to offer the following audio and video podcasts from our recent Native American Legal Seminar series.  Download them for free below, or through the Foster Pepper podcast page on iTunes.

PODCAST - AUDIO
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PODCAST - VIDEO
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Seattle Hosts Major Native American Child Welfare Seminar -- 13 November 2008

On November 13, 2008, the Seattle office of Foster Pepper PLLC played host to a unique and far-ranging seminar entitled “Advocacy For The Native American Child – Honoring The Spirit And Intent Of The Indian Child Welfare Act”. The day-long program provided a comprehensive overview of the legal issues and cultural impacts of the federal Indian Child Welfare Act, and offered specific instruction on the legal representation of Native children in Tribal, state, and federal courts.

Seminar attendees received tremendous volume and depth of instruction from distinguished panel of legal and cultural experts from across the country. Keynote speaker Judge William A. Thorne Jr. of the Utah State Court of Appeals addressed the problems of disproportionality of Native American children in government dependency systems; University of Washington professors Lorraine Brave and Ron Whitener highlighted cultural and ethical considerations for representing Native children in the courts; a panel comprised of child advocates, foster parents, and foster care alumni discussed the practical realities of life for Native American children in the dependency system; and Justice Bobbe Bridge of the Center for Children & Youth Justice closed the program with an inspirational message on the importance of strong and capable advocacy for the rights and welfare of Native children.

In addition to the live presentations, the seminar unveiled the new Indian Child Welfare Act practitioner’s desk book and digital training guide, produced by Foster Pepper attorneys in partnership with King County CASA. These resources give attorneys and advocates practical tools and guidance for effective representation of Native American children in dependency actions. Podcasts and video links for the presentations, along with copies of the program materials and desk book resources, will be accessible via this website

PRESENTATIONS
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 PODCAST - AUDIO
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 PODCAST - VIDEO
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