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Friday, May 3, 2013

The Department of American Indian Studies co-sponsors "The Rights of Mother Earth"

The Department of American Indian Studies along with the Center for Earth, Energy, and Democracy are co-sponsoring an event titled "The Rights of Mother Earth". This talk will be given by the Honorable Justice Yazzie on Thursday, May 9th at 7:00pm in Wellstone Center Room 212.

The Honorable Robert Yazzie is a retired chief Justice of the Navajo Nation. He served as Chief Justice from 1992 through 2003, and practiced law in the Navajo Nation for 16 years. He is the former Director of Diné Policy Institute of Diné College (Navajo Nation), where he developed policy using authentic Navajo thinking and applying the Fundamental Laws of the Dine to contemporary problems. He continues to work in the areas of Navajo peacemaking, traditional Indian law, and international human rights law. He is devoted to the implementation of traditional indigenous law.
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