Native American Law Section

of the State Bar of Texas

The 2016 Texas Native American Law Conference is scheduled for Friday, January 29, 2015 at the Texas Law Center, 1414 Colorado Street, Austin, Texas.

The 2016 Conference will present topics involving Native American Law, including Marijuana Legalization for Tribes, Native American Nicknames, Native American Policy Centers, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the new guidelines for the Indian Child Welfare Act. Other topics of interest will be addressed as well. A full agenda is in the Registration Packet.


The Conference will feature Bill Voelker and Troy, the Co-Directors of Sia, the Comanche Nation Ethno-Ornithological Initiative, and their Spiritual Birds, Nuepi, a male Golden Eagle, and Wakiya, a White Medicine Bird (a rare white red-tailed hawk revered by the Comanche and other Native Americans).


The Conference will also include presentations by the Chickasaw Nation Stomp Dance Troupe, Chickasaw flutist Jesse Lindsey and the Eagle Point Singers, as part of the Section’s traditional Honoring Ceremony, with Native American singing, dancing and drumming.

The public is welcome and everyone is invited to the Honoring Ceremonies free of charge. These events commence at 11:30 a.m.

Register today!