tribal sovereignty


A Cherokee woman with wavy, chest length, dark brown hair sits in a chair of a dark theatre, staring off into the distance, chin resting on her hand. She is wearing black tights, a light blue dress, a black cardigan, and thick silver rings.
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Mary Kathryn Nagle is a partner at Pipestem and Nagle Law, P.C. and an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation. As an attorney, Nagle specializes in tribal sovereignty and Indigenous people’s rights and safety. She is counsel to the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center and represents families of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls.

Added 07/09/20 | Location: Colorado | Subjects: ,

Carla Fredericks is an associate clinical professor and the director of the American Indian Law Clinic at the University of Colorado Law School. She is also director of the indigenous advocacy organization First Peoples Worldwide. She’s an expert on Native American law, rights and tribal sovereignty.

Updated 04/02/21 | Location: Michigan | Subjects: ,

Matthew L.M. Fletcher is a professor of law at Michigan State University College of Law and director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center. He is the primary editor and author of Turtle Talk, a law blog on American Indian law and policy.

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Kim Tallbear-Dauphine is an associate professor of Native studies at the University of Alberta in Canada. An enrolled member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate tribe in South Dakota, her research focuses on the relationship between science and race/identity among Native American peoples.

Updated 07/26/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , ,

Dina Gilio-Whitaker is policy director and senior researcher at the Center for World Indigenous Studies. She owns DGW Consulting and is an adjunct professor of American Indian Studies at California State University, San Marcos.

Updated 08/12/20 | Location: Illinois | Subjects: ,

Patty Loew is a journalism professor and director of the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research at Northwestern University. As a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, she focuses primarily on indigenous rights, sovereignty and the role of Native media.