Event is free and open to the public thanks to generous contributions from
Anne M. Hubbard, M.D. and the Claire M. Hubbard Foundation.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2018 | CENTER FOR GREAT PLAINS STUDIES, GREAT PLAINS ART MUSEUM
6:00pm PUBLIC RECEPTION | 7:00-8:30pm LECTURE
"SOVEREIGNTY AND SAFETY FOR NATIVE WOMEN"


Safety for Native women is directly related to the sovereignty of our Nations. Throughout history, those who wish to strip Tribal Nations of their sovereignty attack Native women, with the understanding that women, as life givers, constitute the foundation of Tribal Nations and ensure the continued existence of tribal citizens. Ensuring the safety for Native women therefore ensures protection and preservation of tribal sovereignty. From Worcester v. Georgia to Dollar General Corp. v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, the United States Supreme Court has played a pivotal role in upholding–and unfortunately sometimes erasing–the sovereignty of Tribal Nations.

Mary Kathryn Nagle is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program.  She is also a partner at Pipestem Law, P.C., where she works to protect tribal sovereignty and the inherent right of Indian Nations to protect their women and children from domestic violence and sexual assault. Nagle has authored numerous briefs in federal appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court.

Mary Kathryn Nagle


Parking for the event is located in the attached Que Place parking garage, entrance off 11th and Q streets.


Event sponsored by the University of Nebraska State Museum with the Center for Great Plains Studies, Great Plains Art Museum.