Wednesday, September 7, 2011

NCAIED Honors NARF Attorney Amy Bowers


The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) will honor 40 American Indian professionals under the age of 40 at its 36th Annual Indian Progress in Business Awards Event (INPRO) on September 8 in Hollywood, Florida. Native American Rights Fund (NARF) Attorney Amy Bowers is one of the honorees. Read More

CCIA Taps NARF Attorney Steve Moore


The Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs (CCIA) announced its newest members at its quarterly meeting on the Ute Mountain Ute reservation in Towaoc, Colorado. Steve Moore, an attorney with the Native American Rights Fund, and Dr. Rocco Fuschetto, School Superintendent, Ignacio School District, will hold one-year appointments to the commission, according to a press release. Dr. Fuschetto is a first-time appointee; Moore has served as a member of the Commission since 1999. Read More

NARF Attorney Natalie Landreth to Argue in Ninth Circuit


Native American Rights Fund (NARF) Attorney Natalie Landreth will argue an historic hunting and fishing rights case, Eyak v. Locke, Secretary of Commerce, before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on September 21st. The legal precedents for this case flow directly from United States v. Washington, the landmark case won by NARF and other advocates in 1973 on behalf of salmon fishing tribes in the State of Washington. Professor Charles Wilkinson, co-author of the leading textbook on federal Indian law, recently described United States v. Washington as “…along with Brown v. Board of Education, the two most important civil rights cases of the 20th century. Read More