Research Fellow & Associates
B.A., Duke University, 1994
M.A., University of Michigan, 1999
J.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2002
Ph.D., University of Michigan (Political Theory), 2004
Kevin Noble Maillard’s research merges legal history, trusts and estates, and family law, with a specific focus on mixed race. He has written and presented papers on interracial will disputes and membership issues in American Indian tribes. His current book project questions the denial of mixed race in America as evidenced in law, literature, and culture. Prior to joining the faculty, he was an associate at Hughes, Hubbard, and Reed in New York, where he worked with the Native American practice group. As a Ford Foundation Fellow, he earned a Ph.D. in Political Theory from the University of Michigan. At the University of Pennsylvania Law School, he was Symposium Editor for the Journal of Constitutional Law. He is a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma (Mekusukey Band).
Stephen Brimley (B.A. Hartwick, M.Sc. University College London) is an independent consultant trained in economic development, anthropology and human ecology. He has extensive experience in research and evaluation and analyzing statistical data in a variety of different subject areas.
His past experience includes working for the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University where he worked on the NIJ funded Boston Gun Project’s Operation Ceasefire and on the Strategic Crime Prevention Project in Baltimore, Maryland that was funded through a host of local charities and aimed at reducing drug trafficking and gang violence in the city. With regards to work in Indian Country, Mr. Brimley has worked on data collection for the NIJ funded study “Policing on American Indian Reservations” and was the lead evaluator with the Northern Cheyenne Tribe for the U.S. Department of Justice funded Comprehensive Indian Resources for Community and Law Enforcement Project evaluation. Currently Mr. Brimley is working with the New England Board of Higher Education and the United South and Eastern Tribes to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of developing a multi-tribal college in the Northeast region. He lives in Belfast, Maine.
Joseph Thomas Flies-Away
Joseph Thomas Flies-Away (B.A. Stanford, M.P.A. Harvard, J.D. Arizona State University) is a citizen of the Hualapai Nation and is an independent consultant. He is the Chief Judge of the Hualapai Tribal Court in Yreka, California, visiting judge for the Gila River Indian Community Court of Appeals, and a consultant on community and nation building with an emphasis on administration of justice for Indigenous nations. Judge Flies-Away has also served as associate judge and chief judge for the Hualapai Nation, Associate Magistrate for the Fort Mohave Court of Appeals, a faculty associate in the American Indian Studies Program at Arizona State University, associate faculty for the Mohave Community College, Director of Department of Planning and Community Vision of the Hualapai Nation, and Economic Development Planner for the Hualapai Nation. Judge Flies-Away has been involved in Wellness Courts planning and development as a trainer and consultant, in addition to co-authoring the Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts - 10 Key Components, Wellness Court Bench Book, Victim Services: Promising Practices in Indian Country, and the forthcoming textbook, Drafting Tribal Codes and Constitutions.
Beverley K. Jacobs
Beverley Jacobs, GOWEHGYUSEH (She’s Visiting), is a Mohawk member of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, Bear Clan. Ms. Jacobs graduated with a law degree from the University of Windsor Law School and a Masters Degree in Law at the University of Saskatchewan and articled with prominent human rights lawyer, Mary Eberts. She opened her own law office at the Six Nations Grand River Territory in November 2003 and is the President and lead consultant of her company, Bear Clan Consulting. In her work she has tackled various issues, such as: Matrimonial Real Property, Bill C-31, Residential Schools, Racism, Health issues, including diabetes and teen pregnancy. Recently, she was the Lead Researcher and Consultant for Amnesty International on its Stolen Sisters report, which highlighted the racialized and sexualized violence against the missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. Ms Jacobs was recently elected as President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada
April 26, 2013
201 MacNaughton Hall
Caring for Indigenous Children and Families: Circles of Safety and Sovereignty
November 30-December 1, 2012