Adapting for the Next Generation: ANCSA at 45

Adapting for the Next Generation: The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act at 45
and 32d Annual Alaska Native Law Conference

http://tinyurl.com/ancsa-at-45

University of Alaska Anchorage
UAA Consortium Library Room 307
Anchorage, Alaska
October 14, 2016

Sponsored by:
Alaska Law Review
University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center
Alaska Bar Association, Alaska Native Law Section

Approved for 5.25 General MCLE Credits and 1.0 Ethics Credits by the Alaska Bar Association

"Adapting for the Next Generation: ANCSA at 45," held October 14, 2016 at the UAA/APU Consortium Library on the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) campus, drew over 75 attendees including lawyers, Alaska Native village and corporation representatives, state and federal agency staff, and UAA faculty and students. The free day-long symposium was co-sponsored by the UAA Justice Center, the Alaska Law Review (ALR), and the Alaska Native Law Section of the Alaska Bar Association. Coordinators of the program were Prof. Ryan Forston, J.D., Ph.D., of the UAA Justice Center; Christian Vazquez, Articles Editor of the Alaska Law Review; and Bruce Anders, co-chair of the Alaska Native Law Section of the Alaska Bar Association. Videos in the series were produced and edited by Eric Baldwin, UAA Academic Innovations and eLearning.


Videos and course materials

Course materials are available here as downloadable PDF files listed beneath each video.

Videos in the series
  1. Symposium Introduction & Keynote: Raina Thiele (40:14 mins.)
  2. Panel I: ANCSA and the Future of Tribal Jurisdiction in Alaska (1 hr 15:48 mins)
  3. Panel II: Challenges and Opportunities for Alaska Native Corporations (56:58 mins.)
  4. Panel III: Federal Legislative Update (47:56 mins.)
  5. Panel IV: State Legislative Update (51:03 mins.)
  6. Panel V: Case Law Update (47:35 mins.)
  7. Panel VI: Protection of the Attorney-Client Privilege in the Joint Representation of Parent Companies and Their Subsidiaries (Legal Ethics Session) (54:07 mins.)

The complete series of videos are also available as a playlist at the UAA Justice Center YouTube channel


1. Symposium Introduction & Keynote: Raina Thiele (40:14 mins.)

Keynote speaker: Raina Thiele, former Associate Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement for the White House
Introduced by: Bruce Anders, CIRI
Course materials: Symposium agenda

2. Panel I: ANCSA and the Future of Tribal Jurisdiction in Alaska (1 hr 15:48 mins)

Moderator: Ryan Fortson, UAA Justice Center
Panelists: Liz Medicine Crow, First Alaskans Institute
Elizabeth Hensley, Landye Bennett Blumstein, LLP
John “Sky” Starkey, Landye Bennett Blumstein, LLP
Natalie Landreth, Native American Rights Fund
Course materials:

Panel I papers:

  • “Protection of Alaska Native Customary and Traditional Hunting and Fishing Rights Through Title VIII of ANILCA” by John “Sky” Starkey
  • “Look Back to Go Forward” by Elizabeth Hensley

3. Panel II: Challenges and Opportunities for Alaska Native Corporations (56:58 mins.)

Moderator: Bruce Anders, CIRI
Panelists: Maude Blair, Alaska Federation of Natives
Aaron Schutt, Doyon, Ltd.
William Robinson, Alaska Law Review
Christian Vazquez, Alaska Law Review
Kim Reitmeier, ANCSA Regional Association
Course materials:

Panel II papers:

  • "Issuing New Stock in ANCSA Corporations” by Maude Blair
  • “ANCSA Section 7(I): $40 Million Per Word and Counting” by Aaron Schutt
  • “The Benefits of a “B Corp” Statute For Alaska Native Corporations” by William Robinson
  • “A Business Entity by Any Other Name: Corporation, Community And Kinship” by Christian Vazquez

Panel II Powerpoint presentation:

  • "Challenges and Opportunities for Alaska Native Corporations" by Kim Reitmeier

4. Panel III: Federal Legislative Update (47:56 mins.)

Moderator: Walter Featherly, Holland & Knight
Panelists: Miranda Strong, Alaska Department of Law
Christine Williams, Outlook Law LLC
Course materials:

Panel III handouts:

  • "Notice of  (Non-Gaming) Trust Land Acquisition Application" by U.S. Department of the Interior
  • "Questions and Answers on Certification of Alaska Native Corporations (ANC): September 2016"

Panel III Powerpoint presentation:

  • "Rothe Case: US DOT Policy Shift" by Christine Williams

5. Panel IV: State Legislative Update

Moderator: Jana Turvey, Leisnoi, Inc.
Panelists: Matt Singer, Holland & Knight
Kevin Anselm, State of Alaska, Division of Banking & Securities
Course materials:

Panel IV handouts:

  • Ahtna v. State: Order Granting Ahtna, Inc.'s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment (May 11, 2016)
  • Dickson v. State: Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law (Jun 14, 2016)
  • "ANCSA Regulation Changes 2011 to present" (Updated Oct 3, 2016)
  • 3 AAC 08.305–3 AAC 08.920: Alaska Native Claims Act Corporations: Solicitation of Proxies (as of Mar 20, 2016)
  • "Information for Shareholders of ANCSA Corporations" (Alaska Dept. of Commerce, Community and Economic Development; rev. 3/20/16)

Panel IV Powerpoint presentations [separate files]:

6. Panel V: Case Law Update

Moderator: Brennan Cain, The Eyak Corporation
Panelists: Matt Mead, Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP
Matt Newman, Native American Rights Fund
Course materials:

Panel V paper:

  • "2016 Alaska Native Case Law Update" by Matt Mead and Matthew N. Newman

Panel V Powerpoint presentation:

  • "October 2016 Alaska Native Case Law Update" by Matt Mead and Matthew Newman

7. Panel VI: Protection of the Attorney-Client Privilege in the Joint Representation of Parent Companies and Their Subsidiaries (Legal Ethics Session)

Moderator: Peter Boskofsky, Afognak Native Corporation
Panelists: Peter Jarvis, Holland & Knight
Course materials:

Panel VI paper:

  • "Who is the Client? Attorney–Client Privilege in the Growing Complexity of the ANC Corporate Family" by Peter R. Jarvis and Trisha Thompson

 

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