McGirt v. Oklahoma: Unraveling the Impact on Tribal Economics and Sovereignty

2024-02-12 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Henry George School of Social Science
Phone:(212) 889-8020
Address: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016


The US Supreme Court’s landmark decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma (2020) potentially reorders relationships between tribal nations and US States. While limited to criminal jurisdiction in specific areas, the overheated reaction on the part of state officials coupled with the tribes’ cautious yet firm assertions of sovereignty suggests more than what first meets the eye.

In this lecture, Dr. Hosmer considers tribal economics and sovereignty through two standpoints: first, the growth of scholarly interest in economic change inside and around Indigenous nations; and second, the dramatic growth and transformation of tribal economies. Sign up now to learn the specifics of each standpoint and explore the intricate details in this thought-provoking lecture!

Brian Hosmer is a senior scholar in American Indian history and studies. His work pivots around intersections between economic change and tribal nationhood in the 20th century. His most important publications include: American Indians in the MarketplaceNative PathwaysTribal Worlds, and American Indians and the Legacy of Harry S. Truman. For several years he directed the Newberry Library’s celebrated D’Arcy McNickle Center for Native and Indigenous Studies.  He currently serves as Head of the Department of History at Oklahoma State University.

Instructor: Dr. Brian Hosmer

Date: Mon, February 12, 2024
Time: 6:30 PM — 7:30 PM ET

Note: This is an online event. After registration, the Zoom link, along with the Meeting ID and Passcode, will be provided via email the day of the session.