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Sovereignty in the Law, Sovereignty in Our Stories

Mary Kathryn Nagle

Friday, November 17, 2017

12-1:30 PM

Knight Library Browsing Room

Mary Kathryn Nagle is a renowned lawyer and playwright in Indian Country. She is a partner at Pipestem 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.

The Native Play Reading Group will perform a concert reading of Nagle’s play Sliver of a Full Moon on November 17, 7:00-9:00pm at the Many Nations Longhouse.

Cosponsored by Oregon Humanities Center; UO Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; UO Center for the Study of Women in Society; UO Department of Theater Arts; UO Department of English; Wayne Morse Center; UO Undergraduate Studies.