Tribal Sovereignty Speaker Series
November 8 - Joseph “Zeke" Rupnick
Chairman Joseph “Zeke” Rupnick of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (Mayetta, KS) will discuss tribal sovereignty from a governance perspective with his presentation “Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Tribal Governance – Indian Self-Rule." Rupnick has led the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation in the role of Tribal Council Chairman as part of the elected seven-member governing body of the Nation since 2022 and will continue through 2026.
November 17 - Elizabeth Kronk Warner
Elizabeth Kronk Warner, former law professor and associate dean for academic affairs at KU Law, will return to KU on Nov.17 as the Jefferson B. & Rita E. Fordham Presidential Dean and Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. She will present “Modern Expressions of Tribal Sovereignty,” discussing examples of expressions of tribal sovereignty today – such as the recent Supreme Court decision on affirmative action and how tribes are using their inherent sovereignty in innovative ways.