Tribal Courts in Alaska
Tribal Courts in Alaska: Past, Present, and Future
"Tribal Courts in Alaska: Past, Present, and Future" featured a distinguished panel of experts discussing the history of tribal courts and the concept of sovereignty, the organization of and training for tribal courts, jurisdictional issues, and how the Alaska Court System has been engaging with villages along the upper Yukon in the sentencing of misdemeanors.
The event was one of three sponsored by the Justice Center at University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), the UAA Justice Club, and the UAA Pre-Law Society as part of National Criminal Justice Month 2013. The event was held March 27, 2013 on the campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. Photos and additional information about the event can be found on the the Justice Center blog.
- Walt Monegan, Alaska Native Justice Center CEO/President, Moderator
- Kevin Illingworth, Tribal Management Program Head and Assistant Professor, Interior-Aleutians Campus, UAF
- Lisa Jaeger, Tribal Government Specialist, Tanana Chiefs Conference
- Natalie Landreth, Staff Attorney, Native American Rights Fund
- Magistrate Judge Christopher McLain, Alaska Court System
The event was introduced by Dr. Allan Barnes of the UAA Justice Center.
- "Tribal Courts in Alaska: Past, Present, and Future' (audio podcast; 1 hr. 53 mins.)
- "Sovereignty and Tribal Courts in Alaska" (Powerpoint) by Kevin Illingworth. Department of Rural and Community Development, Interior Aleutians Campus, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 27 Mar 2013.
- "Tribal Court Organization Training: Tanana Chiefs Conference Region" (Powerpoint) by Lisa Jaeger. Fairbanks, AK: Tanana Chiefs Conference, 27 Mar 2013.
- "Tribal Courts: A Historical Perspective for Bush Justice in Alaska" (paper) by Lisa Jaeger. Fairbanks, AK: Tanana Chiefs Conference, 2009.