Date(s) - 04/05/2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
First Universalist Church
Overview: Indigenous women are disproportionately affected by all forms of violence, with 84% of Native American women experiencing violence in their lifetime, and are significantly over-represented among missing persons and among female homicide victims. Yet, in the United States, the unique position of Indigenous tribes as both sovereign and dependent creates problematic jurisdictional barriers that often cripple any effective criminal justice response. In short, violence against Indigenous women is disproportionately high, unpunished, and all-too-often, untreated. While some strategies to address the crisis have been proposed, far more needs to be done.
About the presenter: The Honorable Anne K. McKeig is the first Native American appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court. She is a descendant of the White Earth Nation and native of Federal Dam in Northern Minnesota where she grew up on the Leech Lake Reservation. Prior to serving on the court, Justice McKeig worked as an Assistant Hennepin County Attorney for more than 16 years, handling child protection cases and adoption matters, with a specialty in Indian Child Welfare Act cases. Her speech begins a weekend-long conference devoted to this issue.
CLE credits to be applied for: In recognition of the importance of this issue to many of our clients and partners, VLN is applying for CLE credit for Justice McKeig’s remarks. If you are interested in attending the speech, please register below. All monies collected will go to support the conference. If you are interested in receiving CLE credit for attending, please both register and, at the event, look for the sign-in sheet.
Credits: 1.5 standard CLE credit to be applied for