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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.

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


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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Hanna DeLange
USD News