Borders Imposed: Indigenous Communities and Immigration

Borders Imposed: Indigenous Communities and Immigration

Release Date: 11/18/2022
Format Length CLE Eligible
Video Roundtable 60 min. No

Join AILA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, Christina Leza, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Colorado College, and our fellow AILA members in a roundtable discussion about the unique history, perspectives, and experiences of indigenous people in the United States and the interplay with immigration law. Please review the optional resources listed on AILA’s eLearning page and come ready to discuss:

  • Indigenous communities near the U.S.-Mexico border
  • What meaning does the border have for Indigenous peoples?
  • Uplifting Indigenous communities during legal representation

This roundtable is organized by the Education Subcommittee of AILA National’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

Partake in AILA’s 21-Day Racial Equity Invitation.

Also join AILA NorCal’s 12-Week Racial Equity Invitation (contact for more info).

Only the presentation portion of this roundtable was recorded. The discussion portion of the roundtable is not included in this recording

This roundtable is available only to AILA members and not CLE eligible. AILA University Video Roundtables are free learning opportunities for AILA members provided via a weekly schedule of live video programming for members to come together from across the country and world to discuss hot topics and network with colleagues in the field. Video Roundtables are part of AILA University programming and each session is hosted by faculty selected for their expertise.

Antoinette Gonzalez, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, Berkeley, CA

Elizabeth Ramirez Barragan, Santa Maria, CA

Christina Leza, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.