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School of Law to Present Talk by Angelique W. EagleWoman (Wambdi A. Was'teWinyan)

Published: September 22, 2020 | Categories: Law, All News

Thursday, September 24, from 12:30-2:00 p.m.

Portrait of Angelique EagleWoman

The School of Law will host a talk by Angelique W. EagleWoman (Wambdi A. Was'teWinyan) entitled "The Rule of Law, The Supremacy Clause, and Permanent Homelands Through Treaties" on Thursday, September 24, from 12:30-2:00 p.m. as part of the Fall 2020 Clason Speaker Series. This event is free and open to the public with registration.

Angelique W. EagleWoman (Wambdi A. Was'teWinyan) is the co-director of the Indian Law Program and Professor of Law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Professor EagleWoman was the first Indigenous law dean in Canada and served as Dean of the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University. She served as a pro tempore tribal judge in tribal court systems at the trial and appellate levels. Professor EagleWoman's research interests include tribal-based economics, Indigenous sovereignty, international Indigenous principles, and the quality of life for Indigenous peoples.

Cosponsored by the Color of Law Roundtable Discussion Series, Clason Speaker Series, Center for Social Justice, Institute for Legislative and Government Affairs, and the Diversity and Outreach Committee. The Clason Speaker Series presents expert lectures to the School of Law. The series is named after Charles R. Clason, a prominent local attorney and member of the U.S. House of Representatives, who held the position of Dean of the School of Law from 1954 to 1970. Today, the purpose of the Charles and Emma Clason Endowment Fund is to host speakers who will enhance the academic environment of the School of Law and the University.

For more information, call 413-782-1439 or email Professor Matthew H. Charity at