Indian law group wants to brief Supreme Court pick on tribes
The National Native American Bar Association wants to meet with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan to brief her about tribes, tribal issues and Indian law.

NNABA President Lael Echo-Hawk also wants to take Kagan on a tour of Indian Country. "I know she’s been kind of isolated over here on the East Coast, and the East Coast doesn’t have as many tribes," Echo-Hawk told Capitol News Connection.

Kagan served as dean of the Harvard Law School. During her six years there, she never filled the The Oneida Indian Nation Professorship of Law, which was funded by the Oneida Nation of New York with a $3 million donation.

Other than serving on the American Indian Empowerment Fund, which was established by the Oneida Nation, Kagan lacks a record on Indian law or Indian issues. Since joining the Obama administration as Solicitor General at the Department of Justice, she has written briefs in at least five Indian law cases. All of them went against tribal interests.

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