An NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop hosted by the Spencer Museum of Art

Elizabeth Kronk Warner, JD

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University of Kansas School of Law
Professor of Law, University of Kansas School of Law
Affiliate Professor, Indigenous Studies, University of Kansas
Director, Tribal Law and Government Center, University of Kansas
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Elizabeth Kronk Warner is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the School of Law, a Professor of Law, an affiliated professor of Indigenous Studies, and the Director of the Tribal Law and Government Center at KU. She will provide an informative lecture that introduces the federal laws and policies that have historically defined American Indians living in the United States. Her presentation will lay the foundation for our understandings of how and why certain educational policies geared towards Native Americans were developed and how those historical precedents continue to impact Native communities today.

Ms. Kronk Warner's teaching and research focuses on the intersections between federal Indian law and environmental law. She co-authored the book Native American Natural Resources and co-edited Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples: The Search for Legal Remedies in addition to writing several book chapters and numerous journal articles. Furthermore, Ms. Kronk Warner serves as the Acting Chief Appellate Judge for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and the Special District Judge for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. She received the Federal Bar Association President’s Award in 2014 and was selected to serve as an Environmental Justice Young Fellow through the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in 2010. Ms. Kronk Warner is a citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.



JD, University of Michigan
BS Cornell University

Dates of Workshop Sessions

Session I: June 18-24, 2017 

Session II: July 9-15, 2017

Contact Information

Cassandra Mesick Braun, Project Co-Director: | 785-864-6794

Celka StraughnProject Co-Director: | 785-864-0136

Sydney PurselProject Intern: | 785-864-5253

The University of Kansas
Spencer Museum of Art
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Lawrence, KS 66045  | 785-864-4710

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