Emmett Institute on Climate Change & the Environment

How California Environmental Law Protects Tribal Resources

Please join us for a panel discussion on the intersection between environmental law and the protection of tribal cultural resources. Lunch will be provided.

RSVP here. Please join us for a panel discussion on the intersection between environmental law and the protection of tribal cultural resources. The panel will provide context on Federal Indian Law and relevant state law, and will focus on AB 52, a recent amendment to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) that attempts to bolster tribal participation in the environmental review process and establishes more robust defenses for tribal cultural resources and sacred sites. The discussion will address issues relevant to the current controversy at Standing Rock and other conflicts that relate to the legal protection of tribal resources.

Panelists:
- Laura Miranda, Deputy General Counsel, Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians; Vice-Chair California State Native American Heritage Commission
- William Wood, Visiting Professor, UCLA School of Law and Southwestern Law School
- Jason Weiner, General Counsel and Water Initiative Director, Wishtoyo Foundation and its Ventura Coastkeeper Program
- Geneva Thompson (UCLA Law ’16), UCLA School of Law Emmett Family Public Service Fellow in Environmental Law, Wishtoyo Foundation

Moderator:
Professor Sean Hecht, Co-Executive Director of the UCLA Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

Lunch will be provided.