Indigenous Women, Law, and Power




“Indigenous Women, Law, and Power” Symposium


Dick Bell Courtroom 

University of Oklahoma College of Law


March 5, 2015



10:00 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.


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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)

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10:00 a.m.        Sign-In & Registration

10:30 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

                         Theme and Overview of Symposium
                         Dr. Lindsay Robertson
                         Faculty Director, Center for the Study of American Indian Law and Policy          

10:45 a.m.        "Legal Issues Facing American Indian Women"

                          Mary Daniel, J.D. (Cheyenne/Oneida)
                          Legal Counsel, Integris Health

                          Stephanie Hudson, J.D. (Kiowa)
                          Senior Staff Attorney, Oklahoma Indian Legal Services

11:40 a.m.         "Against Sexual Colonization:  Building Transformative Justice"
                          Andrea Smith, Ph.D., J.D.
                          Associate Professor, University of California, Riverside

12:20 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)

1:00 p.m.           Lunch

2:00 p.m.           "Justice for Survivors:  The Importance of Advocacy"
                          Dawn Stover (Cherokee)
                          Native Alliance Against Violence

                          Kelly Stoner
                          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




Miranda Sinclair
Editor-In-Chief, American Indian Law Review

Jennifer Lawmaster
Symposium Editor, American Indian Law Review

Jessica Jones
Director of Communications & Special Events
The University of Oklahoma College of Law