Mar 28, 2014

Indian country remembers USD Law graduate Jennifer Fyten at April 3 luncheon

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota Indian Law Program and the Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) at USD will honor Jennifer J. Fyten, law school alum (1993) and USD graduate (1989), at a luncheon on April 3 at the Al Neuharth Media Center.

Fyten, “Duta Winyan” of the Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe, died on Dec. 25, 2013. Her memory will be celebrated with family and friends during the luncheon, which is part of the Biennial Indian Law Symposium at the USD School of Law. To attend the luncheon or for more information, contact Associate Dean John Glover at or call (605) 677-5393(605) 677-5393.

The Biennial Indian Law Symposium, “Public Safety in Indian Country: Tribal, Federal & State Responses,” begins Wednesday, April 2 with a keynote address at 7 p.m. by Brendan Johnson, U.S. Attorney for the State of South Dakota. Additional events follow on Thursday, April 3 with panel discussions on the Tribal Law & Order Act (9:30 a.m.) and Protecting Women in Indian Country (1:30 p.m.) as well as a panel discussion, Tribal, State and Federal Relations in Public Safety, at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 4. Panelists include tribal leaders, law enforcement officials and, USD law faculty and students. More information is available at or by emailing

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Peter Carrels
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