UB to Hold Symposium On Legal Issues of Government And The Iroquois Confederacy

By Mara McGinnis

Release Date: March 13, 1998

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of Law and The Buffalo Law Review will co-host a symposium on March 20-21 covering the legal issues and politics at the center of the current confrontations between members of the Iroquois Confederacy, New York State and the federal government.

The symposium, titled "Law, Sovereignty and Tribal Governance: The Iroquois Confederacy," will begin at 4 p.m. on March 20 in the University Inn and Conference Center, 2401 North Forest Road, Getzville, just north of the UB North (Amherst) Campus. It will continue at 9 a.m. on March 21 in the Center for Tomorrow on the North Campus.

The symposium will provide a forum to discuss issues related to current land claims, taxation on the reservation, sovereignty and the governing structure of the Iroquois Confederacy, as well as the history of relations among the Iroquois and the state and federal governments.

Participants will include scholars, practitioners, state government representatives and Iroquois nation leaders.

The cost of the symposium, which will be open to the public, is $18 per person. Advanced registration is required. To register on-line or for additional information, go to http://wings.buffalo.edu/law/blr/nativlaw or contact Brian Eckman, symposium coordinator, at (716) 645-2059 or via e-mail at bceckman@acsu.buffalo.edu