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Tribal Court Workshop

November 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am - November 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The AVCP 2018 Tribal Court Workshop is scheduled for November 13 and 14, 2018 at the Alaska Bible Seminary in Bethel, Alaska and is sponsored by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, Office of Tribal Justice Support.

The registration for this training for each person is due by October 30th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. If this form is received by the AVCP Tribal Justice Center later than that, travel, lodging and per diem will not be provided. ***PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A HIGH POSSIBILITY THAT YOU WILL HAVE TO SHARE A ROOM WITH ANOTHER PARTICIPANT***

The trainers are:

Lisa Marie Lang (Ka’illjuus): Ka’illjuus is the founding and current Executive Director of the XKKF (Xaadas Kil Kuyaas Foundation or Precious Haida Words Foundation) since the 501(c)(3) received status approval in 2010.   She is a member of the Yawghlaanaas (Raven/Two Fin Killer Whale Clan) from Hydaburg, Alaska.

Kevin Illingworth: Kevin Illingworth is an Associate Professor with the University of Alaska Tribal Management Program.  Kevin was raised in Alaska’s Interior and graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks before receiving his Law Degree from the University of Idaho.  At the University, Kevin primarily teaches courses in topics such as Tribal Government, Federal Indian Law, and Tribal Justice.  Kevin has presented at numerous Statewide and National conferences, and numerous Alaska Tribal Court Trainings.

Adele Young: Adele Young has been a staff attorney for Alaska Legal Services in Bethel since spring 2015. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University in New York and her Juris Doctorate from William & Mary Law School in Virginia.

Debra O’gara:  My name is Debra O’Gara. My Tlingit name is Djik Sook. I am Raven from the Cedar Bark House of the Teey Hit Taan  Clan. I grew up in the Seattle area and spent summers in Mountain Village, Alaska, where my mother was born and raised. My Grandmother, Frances Tamaree Sheppard was born and raised in Wrangell and she was the daughter of Tillie Paul Tamaree and William Tamaree. I am the great niece of William Paul, Sr. I have practiced laws for over 26 years and am currently the Presiding Judge for the Tlingit & Haida Tribal Court.


The workshop is open for AVCP Member Tribal Court Judges, Clerks, Court Administrators, and Tribal Council Members. The training will focus on topics such as Federal Indian law, tribal court procedures, ethics and roles of court staff, codes and constitutions, and other relevant Tribal Court topics, and will be concluded on November 14, 2018. Note that participants can expect to depart from Bethel on November 15th.


If you have any questions regarding this, feel free to contact:

Denise Nerby                                                                            Sinea Williams

Tribal Justice Assistant Director                                                 Tribal Justice Program Coordinator

dnerby@pcva.247ikonic.com                                                                       swilliams@pcva.247ikonic.com


Charlene Wuya                                                                         Virginia Charlie

Tribal Services Assistant Director                                              Tribal Services Secretary

cwuya@pcva.247ikonic.com                                                                      vcharlie@pcva.247ikonic.com


P.O. Box 219

Bethel, AK 99559

Phone: 907-545-8550/907-543-7380

Fax: 907-543-7379



November 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am
November 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm