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"Sovereignty in the Law, Sovereignty in Our Stories"

Friday, November 17, 2017 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Knight Library, Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid Street, Eugene, OR

Mary Kathryn Nagle is a renowned lawyer and playwright in Indian Country. She is a partner at Pipestern Law, a law firm specializing in sovereignty of Native tribes and peoples. In 2013 she authored an amicus brief for the famous “Baby Veronica” case before the US Supreme Court and assisted with the amending of the Violence Against Women Act to include tribal jurisdiction over non-Indian perpetrators of domestic violence. She has written numerous plays, including ManahattaFairly TraceableSliver of a Full Moon, and many others. She is the executive director of Yale University’s Indigenous Performing Arts Program. She is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Lecture


College of Arts & Sciences, Ethnic Studies

Target Audience

All Students, Faculty/Staff, General Public



Free to the public


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