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September 5, 2007

Cherokee Nation Sponsors 40-Hour History Course; School of Law to Host Welcome Reception and Annual Rennard Strickland Lecture

The Cherokee Nation is sponsoring a six-day, forty-hour course in Cherokee Nation History at the Many Nations Longhouse Friday, September 7-Sunday, September 9, and Friday, September 21-Sunday, September 24, 2007.  The course is part of an ongoing initiative to rejuvenate our knowledge of language, culture, and history.  Registration is required, although there is no cost for faculty, staff, and students.

On Friday, September 7, at 5:00 p.m., Dean Margie Paris and the law school faculty and staff will welcome the Cherokee Nation, registrants in the Cherokee Nation History Course, and distinguished visitors.  The event will take place in the Wayne Morse Commons and Courtyard at William W. Knight Law Center.  

Friday, September 21, 2007, at 4:00 p.m., School of Law Professor Mary Wood will give the annual Rennard Strickland Lecture on the topic of “EPA’s Protection of Tribal Harvests:  Braiding the Agency’s Mission.”  Professor Wood is a national expert on the federal trust obligation towards native nations.  The event will take place at Many Nations Longhouse, with a reception to follow in the Wayne Morris Commons and Courtyard at William W. Knight Law Center.  The annual lecture was established by the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program’s Native Environmental Sovereignty Project to honor the legacy of Professor Rennard Strickland.  

To register for the course, contact Julia Coates at 918-453-5389.

 

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