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Sovereignty & Identity Symposium Discusses Native American Culture, Issues March 1 at OU Law

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Evie Holzer, eholzer@ou.edu or (405) 831-0709

NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma Native American Studies program, American Indian Law Review, and Student Bar Association present the Sovereignty & Identity Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. March 1 at the College of Law, 300 Timberdell Road in Norman. The program features presentations on Native American culture and the changing legal and academic landscapes facing tribes today.

Highlights include a presentation by Oklahoma State Representative Seneca Scott, one of Oklahoma’s few tribal members to hold a state elected office. Symposium participants will also have the opportunity to view Native American Art currently on display at the College of Law and a series of short films by the Dead Center Film Festival. For a complete program schedule, go to http://www.law.ou.edu/sisymposium
 
Symposium speakers include:
• Dr. Heather Shotton, University of Oklahoma, Native American Studies
• Dr. Joe Watkins, Director, University of Oklahoma, Native American Studies
• Dr. Hugh Foley, Rogers State University
• Dr. Joe Bohanon, President, Pawnee Nation College
• Dr. Barbara Hobson, Assistant Director, University of Oklahoma, Native American Studies
• Scott Ketchum, University of Oklahoma, Native American Studies
• Andrew Gray, Instructor, Pawnee Nation College
• John Shotton, Chairman, Otoe/ Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma
• Dr. Jerry Bread, University of Oklahoma, Native American Studies
• Gordon Yellowman, Cheyenne/Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma
• Dr. Jerry C. Bread, University of Oklahoma, Native American Studies
• Dr. Todd Fuller, University of Oklahoma
• Robert Bible, President, Muscogee Creek Nation College
• Dr. James King, Muscogee Creek Nation College
• Dr. Conseulo Lopez, President, Comanche Nation College
• Rep. Seneca Scott, Oklahoma House of Representatives
• Lance McDaniel, Executive Director, DeadCenter Film Festival
• Professor Taiawagi Helton, University of Oklahoma College of Law
• John Gomez, President, American Indian Rights and Resources Organization
• Professor Matthew Fletcher, Michigan State University College of Law (via video link)
• Trent Shores, Assistant United States Attorney
• Professor Lindsay Robertson, University of Oklahoma College of Law
• John Velie, Attorney at Law
• Todd Hembree, Cherokee Nation Attorney General

For additional information and accommodations on the basis of disability, contact Morgan Lankford at Morgan.E.Lankford-1@ou.edu.