St. Paul, MN, May 4, 2017
The Jacobson Law Group has chosen Ian Young as the recipient of the 2017-18 Edmund White Bear, Sr. Scholarship. Ian will join Mitchell Hamline’s fall 2017 class. Ian is a member of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and an alumus of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, majoring in physics and philosophy with a minor in Spanish. He also completed the Heritage Program at the Myaamia Center at Miami University, which is devoted to research and educational initiatives for the preservation of the Miami language and culture. As part of his work with the Myaamia Center, Ian interned with the Miami Tribe in areas ranging from cultural resource protection to law. Ian has demonstrated academic abilities and dedication to his Tribe and culture, which will serve him well at the Mitchell Hamline Indian Law Center and in his future work in Indian Country.
The Edmund White Bear, Sr. Scholarship is offered annually to an Indian law student who demonstrates high academic achievement and leadership qualities. The scholarship is available to enrolled members of a state, federal, or Canadian-recognized Indian Tribe attending an accredited law school in Minnesota. The scholarship honors Edmund White Bear, Sr., Kuu’ Nuxitwan’u, a life-long advocate for Indian education.
About the Jacobson Law Group
For over 30 years, the Jacobson Law Group has provided outstanding and affordable legal services to Indian tribes and their business partners. JLG identifies and responds to the unique history, issues, and needs of each community with which we work. Our Indian law experience is unequalled, providing sophisticated legal services in a wide variety of Indian law settings, from elaborate business transactions to complex litigation to day-to-day tribal governance. JLG is a majority Indian-owned firm and an Indian Economic Enterprise under the Buy Indian Act. Half of our attorneys are members of federally recognized tribes, and all of us have made Indian law the centerpiece of our careers.