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Artman comments on reservation expansion rights

Carl Artman
September 27, 2011

Professor Carl Artman defended the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians’ right to expand their reservation, calling the protesting locals “a cannibalistic frenzy of myopic reactionism,” according to an article in the Los Angles Times on Sept. 25.

Artman, director of economic development in Indian Country, said during a Sept. 16 panel, titled “You Heard the Fiction, Now Hear the Facts,” the push from critics to deny the Chumash Indians’ more land was due to rumors and a hostile local press.

Artman’s quote was also picked up by the Santa Maria Times and the Santa Barbara Independent.

Artman is a professor of practice at the College of Law. His current courses include Federal Advocacy for the Tribal Client and Economic Development in Indian Country. He served as the 10th Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Interior and as the Department’s Associate Solicitor for Indian Affairs. An enrolled member of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, Artman has worked for his tribe as Director of Federal Affairs and Chief Legal Counsel.

Megan Stewart,
Office of Communications, College of Law