Jun
17
Sun
UM Summer Piano Camp @ Music Recital Hall Tickets
Jun 17 – Jun 23 all-day
UM Summer Piano Camp @ Music Recital Hall  | Missoula | Montana | United States

For more information about the UM Summer Piano Camp, contact Steven Hesla (steven.hesla@umontana.edu) or Christopher Hahn (chistopher.hahn@umontana.edu).

Jun
18
Mon
Summer Indian Law: American Indian Children and the Law @ Alexander Blewett III School of Law Tickets
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm
Summer Indian Law: American Indian Children and the Law @ Alexander Blewett III School of Law | Missoula | Montana | United States

American Indian Children and the Law focuses on the specific legal issues facing American Indian children in the United States. Much of the focus will be on the implementation, interpretation and understanding of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

ICWA, a federal statute interpreted almost entirely in state courts, applies to all terminations of parental rights if the child involved is an Indian child under the law’s definition. Congress passed this law in 1978 in response to the overwhelming numbers of Indian children in foster care and adopted away from their tribes and families. However, the course will also address issues in state welfare systems, the history of Native children and state actors, and current tribal social service practices.

ICWA is a highly-litigated law—most years there are more than 200 appealed ICWA cases across the United States. This class also will discuss practical issues surrounding ICWA practice, including how to avoid extended litigation in the first place, both through state-tribal cooperation and trial strategy. The course will address how to frame ICWA issues on appeal, draft effective appellate briefs, and discuss amicus strategy.

The requirements of ICWA benefit vulnerable children who are overrepresented in the foster care system. Ensuring compliance with the law in state court is one way to address persistent disproportionality numbers and resulting racial inequity for American Indian and Alaska Native children in care.

Jun
20
Wed
Outdoor Program Summer Orientation Raft Trip @ Outdoor Program Tickets
Jun 20 all-day
Outdoor Program Summer Orientation Raft Trip @ Outdoor Program | Missoula | Montana | United States

Great for students and their families visiting for orientation, the Outdoor Program offers rafting trips on beautiful and scenic whitewater close to Missoula. Our rafting trips take participants on a local river to experience adventure in Western Montana. Raft trips include transportation, gear, sack lunches and guides. This is a perfect opportunity for families to enjoy Montana adventure during their visit to the University of Montana.

Summer 2018 Raft Trip Dates

  • Wednesday, June 20
  • Saturday, June 23
  • Sunday, August 22
  • Wednesday, August 25

Details and Registration

  • The fee includes transportation, equipment, sack lunch, and guides
  • Trips meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Outdoor Program, located on the east end of the Fitness & Recreation Center. Trips return to the Outdoor Program at approximately 4 p.m.
  • Participants are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing on the raft for the expected weather (no cotton, please).
  • Register for a raft trip by calling the Outdoor Program at 406- 243-5172 or by using our online registration portal.
Registration Deadline: Blackfoot River Rafting Trip @ Outdoor Program Tickets
Jun 20 all-day
Registration Deadline: Blackfoot River Rafting Trip @ Outdoor Program | Missoula | Montana | United States

Spend a day running the beautiful Blackfoot River. Equipment, transportation, guides and lunch provided. Trips are June 19 or 23. Meet at the Outdoor Program at 8 a.m. and return at around 5 p.m. Spots are limited, so sign up early!

Jun
21
Thu
Refining Research Methods for Government Contracting @ Gilkey Center Room 015 Tickets
Jun 21 all-day
Refining Research Methods for Government Contracting @ Gilkey Center Room 015 | Missoula | Montana | United States

This is an installment of the Alumni Lunch & Learn series.

We will explore ways participants can refine their research and identify opportunities to
contract with federal, state and local government.

Additionally, participants will:

 Understand how the government
purchases products and services
 Learn market research techniques
 Develop a marketing strategy

Humphrey Fellowship Community Dialogue Series: Natural Resource Management & Agriculture @ Jeannette Rankin Peace Center Tickets
Jun 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Humphrey Fellowship Community Dialogue Series: Natural Resource Management & Agriculture @ Jeannette Rankin Peace Center | Missoula | Montana | United States

Join UM’s English Language Institute and the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center for the third installment of the Humphrey Fellow Community Dialogues.

This week fellows will discuss their home countries (Iran, Mongolia and Cuba) and their work in natural resource management and agriculture, followed by a community discussion.

Jun
23
Sat
Blackfoot River Rafting Trip @ Outdoor Program Tickets
Jun 23 all-day
Blackfoot River Rafting Trip @ Outdoor Program | Missoula | Montana | United States

Spend a day running the beautiful Blackfoot River. Equipment, transportation, guides and lunch provided. Trips are June 19 or 23. Meet at the Outdoor Program at 8 a.m. and return around 5 p.m. Spots are limited, so sign up early!

Outdoor Program Summer Orientation Raft Trip @ Outdoor Program Tickets
Jun 23 all-day
Outdoor Program Summer Orientation Raft Trip @ Outdoor Program | Missoula | Montana | United States

Great for students and their families visiting for orientation, the Outdoor Program offers rafting trips on beautiful and scenic whitewater close to Missoula. Our rafting trips take participants on a local river to experience adventure in Western Montana. Raft trips include transportation, gear, sack lunches and guides. This is a perfect opportunity for families to enjoy Montana adventure during their visit to the University of Montana.

Summer 2018 Raft Trip Dates

  • Wednesday, June 20
  • Saturday, June 23
  • Sunday, August 22
  • Wednesday, August 25

Details and Registration

  • The fee includes transportation, equipment, sack lunch, and guides
  • Trips meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Outdoor Program, located on the east end of the Fitness & Recreation Center. Trips return to the Outdoor Program at approximately 4 p.m.
  • Participants are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing on the raft for the expected weather (no cotton, please).
  • Register for a raft trip by calling the Outdoor Program at 406- 243-5172 or by using our online registration portal.
Jun
24
Sun
UM Summer Music Camp @ Music Recital Hall Tickets
Jun 24 – Jun 30 all-day
UM Summer Music Camp @ Music Recital Hall  | Missoula | Montana | United States

For more information about the UM Summer Music Camp, contact Kevin Griggs at 406-370-8730 or email kevin.griggs@umontana.edu.

Jun
25
Mon
Summer Indian Law: Alaska Native Law and Policy @ Alexander Blewett III School of Law Tickets
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm
Summer Indian Law: Alaska Native Law and Policy @ Alexander Blewett III School of Law | Missoula | Montana | United States

Alaska is home to 229 Indian tribes and 40 percent of all federally recognized tribes in the United States. Despite its large tribal population, there is a general misperception among practitioners and students alike as to how Alaska Natives fit into the body of Federal Indian law.

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to Alaska Native law and policy, and will examine how many well-known laws and programs—such as the Indian Reorganization Act, the Indian Child Welfare Act and the Indian Civil Rights Act—apply in the Last Frontier. The course will also provide an overview of Alaska-specific laws affecting Alaska Native tribes.