Professor Kristen Carpenter, Director of the American Indian Law Program, and student leaders from NALSA present Chief Justice Riley and Professor Malveaux with gift blankets.

11th Annual John Paul Stevens Lecture hosted Chief Justice Angela Riley who discussed Tribal Courts and Justice in Indian Country

Nov. 3, 2022

Written by: Tatiana Nelson, Class of 2024 The 11 th annual John Paul Stevens Lecture took place on October 18 th at the University of Colorado Law School, hosting the first ever Tribal Court Justice to speak at the Stevens Lecture. Over 200 attendees packed the Wittemyer Courtroom in addition...

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Revitalizing Indigenous Peoples’ Languages: A Matter of Human Rights

Oct. 19, 2022

The 54th Algonquian Conference: Launching the International Decade of Indigenous Languages, hosted by the Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies (CNAIS) and the University of Colorado Law School with support from an Innovative Seed Grant from the Research and Innovation Office (RIO) and the Department of Linguistics, will be held Thursday, October 20 through Sunday, October 23 at the law school. Speakers from the United Nations, U.S., and Canada will address both the causes of language loss and opportunities for revitalization.

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Justice Angela R. Riley, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma, to deliver Stevens Lecture on October 18

Sept. 28, 2022

Justice Angela R. Riley, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma and internationally esteemed scholar, will join the Colorado Law community on October 18, 2022 to deliver the 11th annual John Paul Stevens Lecture.

Kristen Carpenter: Indigenous peoples fight for land rights at global summit | WBUR

May 2, 2022

Kristen Carpenter: UN forum set to focus on economic rights of Indigenous peoples | Marketplace

April 26, 2022

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'Self-Determination and Resilience': Insights on Human Rights in Practice

June 28, 2021

University of Colorado Law School Professor Kristen A. Carpenter reflects on her two terms as the North American member of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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New Toolkit Helps Indigenous Peoples Realize Their Rights at Home

March 31, 2021

An educational toolkit drafted by students and attorneys at the University of Colorado Law School, Native American Rights Fund (NARF), and UCLA Law School seeks to help American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians use the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in their own laws and programs.

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Kristen Carpenter Named to Shawnee Tribe’s Inaugural Supreme Court

Jan. 15, 2021

University of Colorado Law School Professor Kristen Carpenter, an American Indian law scholar with expertise in property, cultural property, human rights, and Indigenous peoples, has been appointed as a justice of the inaugural Supreme Court of the Shawnee Tribe.

Kristen Carpenter: Shawnee Tribe Appoints First Justices to Its New Supreme Court | Native News Online

Dec. 24, 2020

Kristen Carpenter: UBC Ushers in Historic Indigenous Strategic Plan with Virtual Celebration | The Ubyssey

Sept. 16, 2020