Oklahoma Bar Journal

The Sovereignty Symposium XXXV

Oklahoma City | June 13-14, 2023

The Kiowa Black Leggings.

Chairman John (Rocky) Barrett, Citizen Potawatomi Nation.

Symbiotic Economics Panel (from left) Dr. Jim Collard, panel moderator; Tim Gatz, Oklahoma Secretary of Transportation; Dan Boren, Secretary of Commerce, Chickasaw Nation; Tana Fitzpatrick, University of Oklahoma, associate vice president of Tribal Relations; Susan Harper, consul general of Canada, Dallas, Texas; Valorie Devol; Wayne Garnons-Williams, principal director at Indigenous Sovereign Trade Consultancy Ltd., Canada.

(From left) Ken Wagner, Hamm Institute, Oklahoma State University; Mayor and new Dean David Holt, OCU School of Law; outgoing OCU Law Dean Jim Roth.

(From left) Governor Bill Anoatubby of the Chickasaw Nation and OCU President Kenneth Evans.

(From left) Justice Douglas Combs, Oklahoma Supreme Court; Chief Justice John M. Kane; President Kenneth Evans; Baroness Nicholson; Justice Yvonne Kauger; Dean Jim Roth; Justice Noma Gurich; Vice-Chief Justice Dustin Rowe, Oklahoma Supreme Court; Dean David Holt; President Robert Henry.

(From left) Chief Justice John M. Kane, Oklahoma Supreme Court; Robert H. Henry, former president of OCU; Baroness (Emma) Nicholson of Winterbourne, House of Lords, Symposium keynote speaker; Justice Noma Gurich, Oklahoma Supreme Court.

Trey Hays, Teacher of Mathematics and Art, Tishomingo Elementary School; Vice-Chief Justice Dustin Rowe.

Notable Oklahoma artist Jereldine Redcorn.

OCU Sovereignty Symposium staff (from left) Kate Downing, Syd Burch, Amanda Gonzalez, Rayelee McFee, Ethan Zambrano and Jo Heidebrecht.

Flute Circle led by Tim Nevaquayah. Among the participants were Seminole Nation Chief Lewis Johnson and Oklahoma teaching artist G. Patrick Riley.

(From left) Jonna Kauger Kirschner, president, CNI Manufacturing LLC; Eric Tippeconnic, 2023 Symposium poster artist; and Mark Woommavovah, chairman, Comanche Nation.

(From left) President Kenneth Evans, OCU; Kenneth Johnson, master silversmith, and Jo Rowan, emeritus professor of dance and chair, OCU Dance Department.

(From left) Eric Tippeconnic; Brian Candelaria, winner of the Sovereignty Symposium faculty writing competition; and Judge Greg Bigler, Symposium honoree.

Originally published in the Oklahoma Bar Journal – OBJ 95 Vol 6 (August 2023)

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