Tribal Justice Forum: Legal Panel

Date: Time: 5:30 pm–7:00 pm
McCollum Hall Room: McCollum Hall Auditorium (Room 115)
Additional Info: LAW
Contact: Katrina Jagodinsky, 402-472-2414, kjagodinsky@unl.edu
The 2017 Tribal Justice Forum is a two-day event featuring seven indigenous women working toward tribal justice in academic, legal and cultural venues throughout the country, and a screening of the award-winning film from Vision Maker Media.

The event is Nov. 27 and 28 in the McCollum Hall and Nebraska Union auditoriums, respectively. Events on the first day are 5:30 to 7 p.m., while day two is 6:30 to 9 p.m.

The forum will open with a panel discussion featuring an executive, historian and judge all working to promote Native women’s access to justice within and beyond tribal communities. They will discuss past and present practices making women particularly vulnerable members of communities.

Panel participants are Jacki Rand, associate professor of history and coordinator of American indian and native studies at the University of Iowa; Shirley Sneve, executive director of Vision Maker Media; and Claudette White, chief judge for the Quechan Tribal Court since 2005. The panel will be moderated by Margaret Huettl, assistant professor of history and ethnic studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

The panel will also be available for dialogue and exchange with audience members after the presentation.

Doors for the lecture open at 5 p.m. at McCollum Hall Auditorium in the Nebraska College of Law. Seating is open, not reserved. Parking is available for free in East Campus lots directly south and west of the College of Law.

Registration for the first day of the forum is available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tribal-justice-forum-day-1-tickets-39709540304.

This forum is free and open to the public. It is offered in cooperation with Nebraska’s Native American studies program, the Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Law, Institute for Ethnic Studies, Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services and the Women’s and Gender Studies program.

For more information, contact Margaret Huettl at mhuettl2@unl.edu or Katrina Jagodinsky at kjagodinsky@unl.edu.

Additional Public Info:
This forum is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Native American Studies with contributions from the Department of History, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Law, Institute for Ethnic Studies, OASIS, and Women’s & Gender Studies Program.

https://ethnicstudies.unl.edu/tribal-justice

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