Webinar: The Doctrine of Discovery

Register now for the Feb. 17 webinar: The Origins of the Doctrine of Discovery and its Implications for Indian Country Today


The Indian Land Tenure Foundation will host a live webinar on the Doctrine of Discovery and its implications for Indian Country today. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 17 from Noon until 2 p.m. Central time. It is available at no cost but participants must register in advance.

This webinar is intended to help judges, attorneys, and law clerks better understand the legal and philosophical underpinnings of the Doctrine of Discovery. This special context highlights its effects on Indian Country and how tribal nations are viewed and understood within the existing legal system. It will also provide instruction on ways to eradicate inappropriate cognitive biases toward tribal nations and their citizens. Time will be reserved for a question and answer period with the presenters.


Robert Miller, J.D.
Professor of Law
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Arizona State University

Lindsay Robertson, J.D., Ph.D
Chickasaw Nation Endowed Chair in Native American Law
College of Law
University of Oklahoma 



The webinar will be moderated by Nichlas Emmons, Program/Development Officer with the Indian Land Tenure Foundation. It will be conducted live via Zoom and will last approximately 90 minutes. The webinar is presented free of charge by ILTF and NTLA, but all participants must register in advance.


Questions about the webinar can be directed via email to nemmons@iltf.org. 


To register now, please click HERE.