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The Indigenous Law & Policy Center is dedicated to training law students and lawyers in topics of Federal Indian Law and providing services to institutional clients such as Indian tribes, tribal courts, and other tribal organizations on a wide variety of legal and policy questions.  Students in the Indigenous Law Clinic perform extensive research and writing on behalf of tribal governments concerning real-world Indian law questions.  The ICWA Appellate Project supplies free legal services to tribes enforcing the Indian Child Welfare Act.   Along with the Tribal In-House Counsel Association, the Center hosts an annual conference that furnishes continuing education opportunities for attorneys practicing Indian law.  The Center is also responsible for Turtle Talk; the Indigenous law blog dedicated to publishing legal issues and documents concerning Indian Country with a special emphasis on topics related to Indian Tribes in Michigan and the Great Lakes region.


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East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

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