Protecting Oak Flat and Other Indigenous Sacred Places


Location: Virtual Event

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Notre Dame Law School's Religious Liberty Initiative will host a discussion about the importance of adequate protections for Indigenous sacred places in North America, along with the current fight to save Oak Flat in Arizona. Panelists will share perspectives on a history of broken promises and government divestiture of tribal homelands, as well as updates on litigation, possible political solutions, and other potential issues on the horizon.

Speakers include:

  • Kristen Carpenter – Professor, University of Colorado Law School
  • Suzan Shown Harjo – President, The Morning Star Institute
  • Stephen Pevar – Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU
  • Michalyn Steele – Professor, BYU Law School

Notre Dame Law Professor Stephanie Barclay, who directs the Religious Liberty Initiative, will moderate the discussion.

Registration is required. Register here.

Co-sponsors: Sustainability Minor, Native American Initiatives, Native American Student Association of Notre Dame, and the American Indian Catholic Schools Network