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News Posted on October 21, 2013

King Hall to Host Symposium on "Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Association: 25 Years Later"

UC Davis School of Law will host a symposium on "Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Association: 25 Years Later" on November 8 in King Hall Room 2303. The School of Law is a co-sponsor of the event, which has been organized by the UC Davis Department of Native American Studies.

The 1985 U.S. Supreme Court case Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Association concerns a proposal to build a road through the Six Rivers National Forest in Northern California, which was opposed by several Native America tribes who claimed the area contained resources necessary to the practice of their religion.  Issues concerning the road were resolved legislatively, but the Supreme Court case remains central to discussions of Native American culture and sovereignty and the U.S. Constitution. The event will include a keynote speech by Chris Peters, CEO of Seventh Generation Fund, as well as a series of panels and presentations.

"Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Association: 25 Years Later"