The Indian Land Tenure Foundation will host a live webinar on the Doctrine of Discovery and its implications for Indian Country today. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 17 from Noon until 2 p.m. Central time. The webinar is free but participants must register in advance.

This webinar is intended to help judges, attorneys, and law clerks better understand the legal and philosophical underpinnings of the Doctrine of Discovery. This special context highlights its effects on Indian Country and how tribal nations are viewed and understood within the existing legal system. It will also provide instruction on ways to eradicate inappropriate cognitive biases toward tribal nations and their citizens.

The webinar presenters are Robert Miller, J.D., Professor of Law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, and Lindsay Robertson, J.D., Ph.D, who is the Chickasaw Nation Endowed Chair in Native American Law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

The webinar will be moderated by Nichlas Emmons, Program/Development Officer with the Indian Land Tenure Foundation. It will be conducted live via Zoom and will last approximate 90 minutes including about 20 minutes for participant questions. The webinar is presented free of charge by ILTF but all participants must register in advance.

Click here to register.