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Tanana appointed as Treasurer for the AALS Indian Nations and Indigenous People Section

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Wallace Stegner Center Research Fellow Heather Tanana has been appointed to serve as Treasurer for the AALS Indian Nations and Indigenous People Section. She will serve on the 2021 sections board. The Section on Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples promotes the communication of ideas, interests, and activities […]

Utah Tribal Relief Foundation SJQ Holiday Drive

Heather Tanana, Assistant Professor of Law and Wallace Stegner Center Research Fellow has teamed up with the Native American Law Student Association student organization in a holiday drive for the Navajo nation. They are also collecting items for tribal members in Skull Valley Band of Goshute, Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Ute Mountain Ute, […]

Tanana contributes to new report on assessing legal responses to COVID-19

As the nation continues to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Heather Tanana, a research professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, joined forces with a group of 50 national experts  to assess the U.S. policy response to the crisis to date. The group released a new report outlining their findings this week. The […]

U Law researcher aids in Navajo Nation’s fight against COVID-19

Like thousands of families whose members are healthcare workers, Heather Tanana worries about the safety of her father, a physician working on the front-lines of COVID-19 in southern Utah’s Monument Valley. “I am Diné (Navajo) of the Kinyaa’áanii (Towering House) clan. It’s been heartbreaking to see the sharp rise of COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation […]

Stegner Center research questions whether national monument management plans follow federal law

New research from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment questions whether the federal government followed the law in finalizing management plans for the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. Two years ago, President Donald Trump cut the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante […]

Tanana joins Stegner Center as a research associate

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment welcomes Heather Tanana as a research associate. Tanana, a 2010 alumna of the S.J. Quinney College of Law, graduated with high honors and a certificate in environmental and natural resources law.  She holds a master’s degree in […]