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Tsosie a speaker at Warrior Spirit Conference

April 30, 2010

Rebecca Tsosie, Executive Director of the Indian Legal Program at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, was the luncheon speaker at the 2010 Warrior Spirit Conference, Indigenous Psychology Conference, "Sacred Healing Rhythms of the Drum."

Tsosie discussed, "The Future of Healthcare Administration in Indian Country: Harmonizing the Federal Trust Responsibility with Tribal Self-Determination" at the conference,  held April 22 at the Nativo Lodge in Albuquerque.

The purpose of the Warrior Spirit Conference is to bring together American Indian mental health and traditional practitioners to share intervention strategies working in American Indian communities that promote the mental physical, spiritual, and psychological wellness. The Warrior Spirit Conference is about helping and healing Indian Nations.

Tsosie teaches in the areas of Indian law, Property, Bioethics, and Critical Race Theory, as well as seminars in International Indigenous Rights and in the College's Tribal Policy, Law, and Government Master of Laws program. She has written and published widely on doctrinal and theoretical issues related to tribal sovereignty, environmental policy and cultural rights, and is the author of many prominent articles dealing with cultural resources and cultural pluralism.

Tsosie, who is of Yaqui descent, has worked extensively with tribal governments and organizations and serves as a Supreme Court Justice for the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.

Judy Nichols,
(480) 727-7895
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law