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(Online CLE) The POWER Act & Native American Domestic Violence Victims
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When: Thursday, October 22, 2020
Thursday, starting at 3:30PM
Where: YouTubeLive (OBA Channel)
United States
Contact: Dave Sommers

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This CLE has been approved for 1.5 hours of NE CLE credit.

Cost: $10 for OBA members / $20 for non-members

Streaming: This video will stream continuously starting Thursday, October 22, 2020, starting at 3:30PM on the OBA YouTube page:

To Receive CLE Credit: (1) Watch Video, (2) Email, and (3) Pay the CLE registration fee.



The Historical, Present, and Future of Legal Representation of Native American Domestic Violence Victims   (90 minutes)


Welcome: Hon. John Gerrard, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska

The POWER Act, Sovereignty, and Safety for Native American Women

                -Mary Kathryn Nagle, Attorney at Pipestem Law

                -22 minutes long

                -Looking at the history of legal sovereignty for Native Americans in the United States, and case law developments that tie into the passage of the POWER Act.

The POWER Act: An Overview

                -Sarah Deer, Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the School of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Kansas

                -26 minutes long

                -A complete rundown of the POWER Act, the Violence Against Women Act, and protections for Native American women

POWER Act: Violence Against the Native American Community

                -Kirby Williams, Legal Aid of Nebraska’s Native American Program Coordinator

                -14 minutes long

                -An examination of the history of domestic violence and sexual assault of Native Americans in Nebraska and on tribal lands.

A View From the Front Lines – A Conversation with Domestic Violence Caseworkers at 4 Tribes in Nebraska

-Santee Sioux Tribe: Dana Yunker (Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault/Family Support Program Coordinator)

                -Omaha Tribe: John Penn (Grant writer and consultant)

-Ponca Tribe: Andrea Rodriguez (Domestic Violence Program Director), Jenika Long (Elders Victim Advocate)

                -Winnebago Tribe: Dorcee Kearnes (Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Advocate)

                -Moderated by Kirby Williams, Legal Aid of Nebraska

                -29 minutes long


The Omaha Bar Association is an approved CLE Sponsor in Nebraska and Iowa.