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.