McGirt v. Oklahoma: A Mvskoke Triumph

September 9, 2020 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Join Native Nations Law & Policy Center and Critical Race Studies for McGirt v. Oklahoma: A Mvskoke Triumph

Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Time: 12:15 pm -1:30 pm
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On July 9, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma, holding that the reservation boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, as articulated in its treaties with the United States, remained intact. While the decision was a simple application of the rule of law, it rocked a century of jurisdictional encroachment. This panel will explore the decision and its legal reasoning, and importantly, what a post-McGirt future entails for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and all of Indian country.  

Moderated by Professor Angela R. Riley

Ambassador Jonodev Chaudhuri, Ambassador, Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Professor Sarah Deer, Professor, University of Kansas;

Dean Stacy Leeds, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas