Update (2/25/2019) – Read the scholarly work of panelist Hon. Rachel Barkai HERE
The symposium was facilitated by MGSDII visiting faculty members Dr. Morad Elsana and Dr.Tamar Arieli, with visiting Israeli Appellate Judge Rachel Barkai and U.S. Federal Judge Barbara McAuliffe. In addition, the lead lawyer for the legal defense of the Sioux Indian Tribe presented. Presented by the California Western School of Law International Law Journal.
I was honored to participate in the California Western School of Law International Law Journal’s symposium, Indigenous Communities in the Modern Economy: An Analysis of Land Right Dilemmas in the United States and Israel. The Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative and the Law Journal crafted a dialog between experts on indigenous land rights that exposed fascinating parallels between lands, culture, and political status of disparate indigenous people around the world. Recognizing the similarities between the struggles of Native American water protectors in the United States, indigenous activists in South America, the Bedouin people of the Negev in Israel, and other indigenous communities provides us with an important opportunity to collaborate on resolving the conflicts that arise from the finite lands and resources that we call home. This was one the best symposia I have attended and I am grateful to the Murray Galinson Initiative and the Law School for sponsoring it. -Nicole Ducheneaux, Panelist and Lead Counsel for the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in their action involving the Dakota Access Pipeline