AT GOLDEN EAGLE (WIBW) -- The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas will host the 12th Annual Native Nations Law Symposium in the entertainment center of its Golden Eagle Casino this Friday, September 14th. The tribe is pleased to announce the featured speaker will be Jodi Gillette, the Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs for President Obama.
Gillette is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota and South Dakota.
Kickapoo Tribal Chairman Steve Cadue expressed appreciation for a high level Native American policy advisor in the Obama Administration coming to Kansas to present remarks to this important legal conference.
Chairman Cadue said, “We are looking forward to hearing from Ms. Gillette on Friday as she represents the Obama Administration’s position on Native American affairs before our symposium. Our tribal members and our symposium attendees will be very interested in her remarks”
The conference is scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, with opening remarks presented by Chairman Cadue. The formal program of speakers will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will include presentations by Arvo Mikkanen, an assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma and member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma; C. Steven Hager, Director of Litigation for the Oklahoma Indian Legal Services, Inc., as well as Chief Judge for the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas and a Justice on the Supreme Court of the Kaw Nation of Iowa; Burten Warrington, President and CEO of Prairie Band, LLC and member of the Menominee Nation and Whitney Damron, governmental affairs counsel to the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, among others. Mr. Chris Redmon, President of Haskell Indian Nations University, located in Lawrence, Kansas will host the luncheon portion of the meeting.
Ms. Gillette is scheduled to present her keynote address just before 1:00 that afternoon. The symposium will conclude by 4:30 p.m. with closing remarks by Chairman Cadue.
Subject to Kansas Supreme Court Rule 804, the 12 Annual Native Nations Law Symposium has been approved for 7 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) hours. Attendees seeking CLE credit for states other than Kansas must self-submit.