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American Indian rights program

Tadd Johnson, head of the American Indian Studies Department at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, will present a free program April 9 at noon in Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College. He is an enrolled member of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa and an attorney. He will discuss the American Indian Civil Rights Act. Johnson served as a tribal attorney for over 20 years and has also
served as a tribal court judge, and a tribal administrator. He is a frequent
lecturer on American Indian history and federal Indian law. He spent five years
with the U.S. House of Representatives, ultimately becoming staff
director and counsel to the Subcommittee on Native American Affairs. In 1997,
President Bill Clinton appointed Johnson to chair the National Indian
Gaming Commission. He earned his B.A. from the University of St. Thomas and his
law degree from the University of Minnesota. He has served as faculty member
of the National Judicial College, served on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Chamber
of Commerce, and is co-host and co-producer of the Public Broadcasting Service program “Native Report.” For information contact: Mary Sam, Director of Diversity, Equity and
Tribal Relations, (218) 855-8159 or email msam@clcmn.edu

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