Indigenous Women, Law, and Power
“Indigenous Women, Law, and Power” Symposium
Dick Bell Courtroom
University of Oklahoma College of Law
March 5, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The University of Oklahoma College of Law, Native American Studies program, American Indian Law Review and Native American Law Student Association present the “Indigenous Women, Law, and Power” Symposium. Registration will begin at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at the College of Law, 300 Timberdell Road in Norman.
This daylong symposium blends the richness of Native American and Indigenous cultures with the unique legal issues facing Native peoples. The annual symposium has established itself as an important forum for scholars, practitioners, and tribal leaders to gather and exchange ideas about current problems facing indigenous communities.
This year’s symposium will feature nationally renowned Indigenous women.
Symposium participants will also have the opportunity to tour the impressive Bialic Native American Art collection on display at the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
Parking will be available in the south lot of the College of Law.
Please click the link below to register for the Symposium. The event is free to the public so no registration fee is required.
This course has been approved by the Oklahoma Bar Association Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 7 hours of CLE credit, including 0 hours of legal ethics credit. ($25 fee for CLE credit)
7:45 a.m. Sign-In & Registration
8:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony
Welcome and Acknowledgements
Joseph Harroz, Jr., Dean of the College of Law
Dr. Amanda Cobb-Greetham (Chickasaw), Director of Native American Studies
9:00 a.m. Theme and Overview of Symposium
Dr. Lindsay Robertson
Faculty Director, Center for the Study of American Indian Law and Policy
9:15 a.m. "Women: The Hearts of Their Nations"
Henrietta Mann, Ph.D. (Cheyenne)
President, Chyenne/Arapaho Tribal College
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. "Against Sexual Colonization: Building Transformative Justice"
Andrea Smith, Ph.D., J.D.
Associate Professor, University of California, Riverside
11:30 a.m. Keynote Address
Kimberly Teehee, J.D. (Cherokee)
Vice President of Special Projects, Cherokee Nation Businesses
Senior Native American Policy Advisor, White House Domestic Policy Council (2009-2012)
12:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. "Justice for Survivors: The Importance of Advocacy"
Dawn Stover (Cherokee)
Native Alliance Against Violence
District Court Judge, Seminole Nation of Oklahoma
3:00 p.m. "Indigenous Women as Leaders"
Barbara Smith (Chickasaw)
Supreme Court, Chickasaw Nation
Sherry Todd (Chickasaw)
Associate Judge, Chickasaw Nation
4:00 p.m. Break
4:15 p.m. Keynote Address: "Empowering Women in Law"
Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee)
2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient
5:00 p.m. Closing