NALSA Hosts Roundtable, Art Market

November 16, 2023

OU Student Group Hosts Native American Roundtable, Art Market

NORMAN, OKLA. – The Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) at the University of Oklahoma College of Law will host a Native Roundtable and Art Market on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023, to coincide with national Native American Heritage Month.

The roundtable will feature tribal leaders, including Chad Harsha, Cherokee Nation attorney general; Richard Phillips, Muscogee Nation chief of Lighthorse Police; and Carol Chapman, secretary of the Pawnee Nation Business Council.

“This is an opportunity for law students and the general public to listen to the issues and concerns that face indigenous populations in Oklahoma and throughout the country,” said Savannah Francis, president of NALSA. “It’s also an opportunity for everyone to come together and appreciate native art and culture.”

In addition to the roundtable and events for law students, nearly a dozen native artists will be exhibiting their work, the college will be hosting a drum group from O Ho Mah Lodge and the Sam Noble Museum’s Native American Languages collection manager, William Madison will talk about the museum’s collection and the importance of language preservation as cultural preservation.

OU Law has a long and rich tradition in American Indian and Indigenous Peoples Law, led by world-class faculty members. Almost half of OU Law student take at least one American Indian or Indigenous Peoples’ Rights course during their time of study.

The NALSA Native American Heritage Month event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the OU College of Law, 300 Timberdell Road, in Norman.

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