Wednesday, 5/30/07, on American Indian Airwaves
"Pontificating Denial and Crucifying the Truth"
Robert J. Miller (Eastern Shawnee Nation of Oklahoma) Robert J. Miller joins us today discuss how Pope Benedict XVI's recent racist and inflammatory remarks relate to his newest book "Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, and Manifest Destiny" (http://lawlib.lclark.edu/blog/native_america/?page_id=2).
Associate Professor Miller practiced with the Stoel Rives law firm in 1992-1995 and practiced Indian law with Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker in 1995-1999. Immediately upon graduating from law school, Professor Miller clerked for the Honorable Diarmuid Oï¿½Scannlain, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Professor Miller is the Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and sits as a judge for other tribes. His published articles include pieces on civil procedure and a wide array of federal Indian law issues. He is a board member of the Oregon Native American Business Entrepreneurial Network and the Tribal Leadership Forum. He helped found, and was on the executive committee of, the Oregon State Bar Indian Law Section, and was on the board of the National Indian Child Welfare Association in 1995-2004. Miller speaks regularly on issues such as cultural protection and sovereignty for Indian tribes, employment issues related to American Indians, issues regarding tribal governments, and the Lewis & Clark expedition. He is also actively involved in the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial because he was appointed by his tribe to be on the Circle of Tribal Advisors (COTA), which works with the National Committee of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial. He is an enrolled citizen of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma.
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