Training Opportunity: Jul 13, 2022, 1:00pm – 2:00pm EDT. Defining Indian Country and Protecting Crime Victims.

What is Indian Country? What is the landmark 2020 Supreme Court decision, McGirt v. Oklahoma? How does it impact me and the Native survivors and victims I support? Join Victim Assistance to Support Tribes (VAST) for the first in a three part webinar series featuring subject matter expert Casey Ross to get these questions, and more, answered.

Casey Ross (Cherokee) is the Director of the American Indian Law and Sovereignty Center and Clinical Professor of Law at Oklahoma City University, as well as the University General Counsel for Oklahoma City University. Prior to joining the faculty at Oklahoma City University School of Law, Professor Ross served as the Senior Legislative Officer for the Cherokee Nation, in its Washington, D.C. Office. 

This webinar will explain the federal definition of Indian Country, unpack the landmark case that properly recognizes Tribal reservations in Oklahoma, and dive into how this has impacted systems response on the reservations for AI/AN victims and survivors of crime.

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