Lunch Lecture with Patty Ferguson-Bohnee
Thursday, March 24, 2016 – 12:15-1:15 pm
Armstrong Hall, Room 114, Arizona State University, Tempe
Professor Ferguson-Bohnee presents, “High Water and High Stakes: Cultural Resources and Climate Change.” Free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to ILP@asu.edu or 480.965.2922.
Ferguson-Bohnee is a Law Professor at Arizona State University specializing in Indian law, election law and policy matters, voting rights, and status clarification of tribes. She has testified before the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and the Louisiana State Legislature regarding tribal recognition, and has successfully assisted four Louisiana tribes in obtaining state recognition.
Before joining the Sandra Day O’Conner School of Law in 2008, Ferguson-Bohnee clerked for Judge Betty Binns Fletcher of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and was an associate in the Indian Law and Tribal Relations Practice Group at Sacks Tierney P.A. in Phoenix, where she also focused on strategic planning related to groundwater, surface water, effluent and Central Arizona Project water. Her firm represented municipalities, tribes, developers, the State of Arizona, and the Central Arizona Water Conservation District in water-related matters.
As a Fulbright Scholar to France, she researched French colonial relations with Louisiana Indians in the 17th and 18th centuries. Ferguson-Bohnee, a member of the Pointe-au-Chien Indian tribe, serves as the Native Vote Election Protection Coordinator for the State of Arizona.