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UH Hilo hosts native American conference

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Date: Friday, June 14, 2002
Contact: Susan Shirachi Gonsalves, (808) 933-0816

For Immediate Release

The public is invited to attend a native American conference on Thursday and Friday, June 20 and 21, 2002 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the University of Hawai`i at Hilo's Campus Center Dining Room. There is no admission charge.

"Native American Tribal Governance and Law" will increase the community's awareness of native American customs and issues involving tribal operations, administration and law. The concepts covered can serve as an example to other indigenous peoples.

Raquelle Myers and Nicole Meyers-Lim, attorneys at the National Indian Justice Center in California, will conduct seminars on Federal Indian Law and Policy, Tribal Civil and Criminal Law, and Domestic Violence and Child Abuse. The sessions will also be shown via delayed telecast on local cable channels on O`ahu and the Big Island.

The event is sponsored by the UH Hilo Research Relations Fund, the UH Humanities Fund, and the President's Diversity and Equity Initiative. For Web site registration, please go to

For additional information, please call (808) 933-0816. For special accommodations, please call (808) 933-0816 (V) or (808 933-3334 (TTY).

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