Wednesday, March 28, 2012

David Getches Tribute Video

As many of you know, NARF’s Founding Executive Director, David Getches, passed away last year. David was most recently the Dean of the University of Colorado Law School and in addition to being a scholar and authority on Indian law, natural resources, and water law, David was an exceptional person, a mentor, and a dear friend. Colorado Law recently released this excellent tribute video featuring David's family, friends, and colleagues, including NARF Executive Director John Echohawk.   

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Gary Farmer & The Troublemakers Benefit Concert

Rezified Spring Tour
Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers to perform benefit concert for
the Native American Rights Fund 

On April 24, at 8:00 pm, Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers will perform at Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids in Longmont in support of the Native American Rights Fund (NARF).  This performance will be a blues filled evening with information about the Native American Rights Fund.

Pre-sale online tickets are $7 and  will be $10 at the door.  Net proceeds from the events (half of each ticket sold)  will be used to support NARF's legal programs.  Oskar Blues will be donating the concert space, as well as the sound engineer. 

For information please contact the development department at 303-447-8760.

Longtime actor and musician, Gary Farmer plays the harmonica and vocals with his band the Troublemakers. Please click here for more great information or become a fan on Facebook or check out the band's MySpace page.

Time: 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Address: 1555 S. Hover,
Longmont, CO 80501

If you'd like to attend this event you can purchase tickets online:

Friday, March 16, 2012

NARF Staff Attorney Heather Kendall-Miller publishes article in Alaska Law Review

NARF Staff Attorney Heather Kendall-Miller has published an article in the Alaska Law Review titled State of Alaska v. Native Village of Tanana: Enhancing Tribal Power by Affirming Concurrent Tribal Jurisdiction to Initiate ICWA-Defined Child Custody Proceedings, Both Inside and Outside of Indian Country.  The article discusses the history of confusion leading up to the Alaska Supreme Court’s landmark decision in the Tanana case, which held that federally recognized Alaska Native tribes have jurisdiction over ICWA custody proceedings.  The Alaska Law Review is based at Duke University School of Law and it examines legal issues affecting the state of Alaska.  

Click here to learn more about State of Alaska v. Native Village of Tanana.

Click here to read the article.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

John Echohawk to Testify in Congress

This Thursday, March 15, NARF Executive Director John Echohawk will testify in Washington D.C. at the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on Indian Water Rights: Promoting the Negotiation and Implementation of Water Settlements in Indian Country.  The Hearing will begin at 2:15pm EST and a live webcast will be available via this link.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

NARF messenger bags now available

Looking for a way to show your support for Native rights?  Show your NARF pride by using this good looking and durable messenger bag.  Complete with NARF logo, it’s perfect for carrying you laptop and books. 

NARF messenger bags are $30.00 each and can be ordered here