Sept. 1 Deadline: Sovereignty Symposium Writing Competition

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The Sovereignty Symposium XXXIIII – 2021 will be held at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on October 11-12, 2021. They invite papers on any issue concerning Native American law. The Symposium is the premier conference on Indian Law. Past keynote speakers have included Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, Supreme Court of Canada, Baroness Nicholson of\Vinterbourne, House ofLords,Judge Robert Henty of the Tenth Circuit Coi1rt of Appeals and Attorney General Janet Reno. This year’s keynote speakers will be Harvey Pratt, Designer of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian National Native American Veterans Memorial, Dr. Bob Blackburn of the Oklahoma Historical Society and
Congressman Tom Cole.’

DOOLIN PRIZE FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, GRADUATE STUDENTS, LAW STUDENTS AND GRADUATE LAW STUDENTS:

This competition is open to any student enrolled in an accredited college, in a graduate or undergraduate program. First, second, and third prizes in the amounts of $1,000, $750 and $500.00 will be awarded. The winning entry will be published in the 2021 Symposium book. Second and third place entries will be published if space permits.

HAGER PRIZE FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, GRADUATE STUDENTS, LAW STUDENTS AND GRADUATE LAW STUDENTS:

The Hager Prize of $1,000 will be awarded for the best writing on the ICWA or any legal issue concerning Native American juveniles. The winning entry will also be published in the 2021 Symposium book.

REQUIREMENTS

The entries in the writing competitions must not be more than fifty (50) single-spaced pages in length. The paper used shall be 8-1 /2″ x 11″ in size. The title of the paper, the name of the author and a current mailing address and telephone number must be placed on a cover page. Only the title of the paper should appear at the top of the first page of the text. The author’s name should appear on the cover page only. Papers must be submitted in Word or Word Perfect format. E-mail the formatted version to kyle.shifflett@oscn.net. Use a 12-point font in Times New Roman format. Again, the document should be single spaced. The left and right margins must be 2″; the top and bottom margins must be 1.5″.

ALL PAPERS MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 1, 2021 BY EMAIL

TO: KYLE.SHIFFLET@OSCN.NET

Questions? Call Julie Rorie at (405) 556- 9371

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