Lecture: Prof. Sarah Deer


Start Date: Nov 01, 2012 - 12:00am

Location: Kiva Lecture Hall

Lecture by Prof. Sarah Deer, citizen of Muscogee (Creek) Nation and faculty at William Mitchell College of Law

Title: Sovereignty of the Soul: Native Women, Activism, and Federal Law

Prof. Deer's talk highlighted the history of Native women's activism in the United States, with a particular focus on efforts to end sexual and domestic violence in tribal communities. She explored the intersection of feminism, women's studies, and indigenous legal theory. After a review of important historical events, Prof. Deer ended by discussing contemporary issues, including Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 and the Violence Against Women At reauthorization.