Join the Alaska Native Law Section in Fairbanks for their annual half-day CLE. Speakers will cover recent court decisions affecting Alaska Natives, problems associated with the ANCSA conveyance of contaminated land, and legal issues associated with subsistence and ANCSA lands. If you are going to the AFN Convention in Fairbanks this year, come a day early and get some CLE credits!
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12:00 p.m. Check-in Begins - light meal provided
12:30 p.m. Introduction/WelcomeWalter Featherly, Brennan Cain, Melanie Osborne
12:35 p.m. The Past Year’s Significant State and Federal CourtLloyd Miller, Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Miller and Munson and Matthew Mead, Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP.
Decisions Affecting Alaska Natives
Moderated by: Walter Featherly, Patton Boggs LLP
1:30 p.m. Break
1:45 p.m. Subsistence/Land/TrespassThis session will cover the challenges of private land management & trespass control in Alaska; including Ahtna’s interaction with the general public, and state & federal agencies on the issue of trespass on their private lands. Kathryn will share Ahtna’s efforts to work collaboratively with government agencies, including the State Troopers, on trespass control measures. Also being discussed is the recent legal, administrative and political developments for Alaska Native hunting and fishing rights. The presentation will focus on the past year’s state and federal court decisions, policies and regulatory decisions by state and federal agencies, and federal and state political issues.
Kathryn Martin, tribal member of Mentasta Traditional Council, Ahtna, Inc., John Sky Starkey, enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Lakota Tribe, Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker LLP. Moderated by: Melanie Osborne
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. ANCSA Conveyance of Contaminated LandThe panel will address the conveyance of contaminated lands to Alaska Native Corporations pursuant
to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and potential legal exposure associated with the cleanup of those lands. The panel will also provide practice tips for those dealing with this issue.
Cameron Leonard, Perkins Coie, Daniel Cheyette, Bristol Bay Native Corporation, Jennifer Currie, State of Alaska Attorney General’s Office. Moderated by: Brennan Cain, The Eyak Corporation
4:00 p.m. Adjourn