Professor Barbara Creel Shares Perspective on ACLU Panel

Barbara CreelProfessor Barbara Creel participated in a panel discussion during the first-ever ACLU Northwest Civil Liberties Conference at Lewis & Clark Law School. She joined judges, lawyers, lawyers and nonprofit leaders from around the West.

She was a member of a panel whose topic was, "Access to Justice for Native American Women and Alaska Native Women."

Creel’s presentation was titled, “Considerations of the role of and the right to defense counsel and the implications on crime and justice in Indian Country.” During her talk, she discussed the history and landscape of the right to counsel in Indian country. She explored the role of the defense in addressing the current problems of domestic violence and safety, and collateral issues impacting both individual Indians and Tribes on and off reservation lands.

Creel was joined by Troy Eid, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado; Lewis &Clark Law Professor Robert Miller, Tawna Sanchez, director of family services at the Native American Youth and Family Center in Portland, Ore. and David Voluck, chief judge of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Court.

November 2, 2010