KEYNOTE: MICHAEL-COREY HINTON, LEADER OF THE TRIBAL NATIONS PRACTICE GROUP AT DRUMMOND WOODSUM AND CITIZEN OF THE PASSAMAQUODDY TRIBE (SIPAYIK).
This is a significant moment in history for the Wabanaki People, the United States, and the State of Maine. The Maine State Legislature recently revisited the Implementing Act to the Maine Indian Claims Settlement of 1980—the state law which purported to resolve land disputes between the Tribes and the State dating back to Maine’s pre-history. There is growing public interest in—and momentum to recognize—tribal sovereignty.
Attorneys, students, and tribal leaders will gather in Portland on March 3, 2023, to highlight these current events in light of the fact that the history of tribal law in Maine has been one of isolation and restraint. The Symposium is presented by the Maine Law Review in partnership with Norman, Hanson & DeTroy, LLC, and the Maine State Bar Association.
Symposium participants will welcome five expert authors to discuss the importance of Federal Indian Law as it applies to the four federally recognized tribes located in Maine. A keynote address will be presented by Michael-Corey Hinton, Leader of the Tribal Nations Practice Group at Drummond Woodsum and citizen of the Passamaquoddy Tribe (Sipayik).
We invite you to share this registration form with those in your network who may be interested in attending the Symposium.
The Symposium will feature the following speakers:
Professor Nicole Friederichs, Practitioner in Residence at Suffolk University Law School
Professor Matthew Fletcher, Harry Burns Hutchins Collegiate Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School and Chief Justice of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Hon. Donna Loring, elder and former council member of the Penobscot Indian Nation
Hon. Eric M. Mehnert, Chief Justice of the Penobscot Tribal Court and partner for Hawkes & Mehnert, LLP.
Joseph E. Gousse, Esq., attorney at Berman & Simmons
Friday, March 3, 2023
9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
300 Fore Street