Perspectives on the American West Lecture Series, Danna Jackson
- Monday, September 30, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
- Museum of the Rockies, Hager Auditorium - view map
Danna Jackson, chief legal counsel for the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, will present "Five Things We Can Do To Combat Violence Against Native Women" as part of The Ivan Doig Center for the Study of the Lands and Peoples of the North American West’s Perspectives on the American West Lecture Series.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the lobby of the Museum of the Rockies. This event is free and open to the the public.
Former Indian Country crime prosecutor and Indian lawyer, Danna R. Jackson, will present five things you can do to combat violence against native women. She will discuss the status of Indian Country crime and the structural issues that provide barriers to safety, as well as give an update on policy initiatives. Jackson provides an engaging and hopeful message about the resilience of Indian people and tribal communities.
About the speaker
Jackson, a Kootenai descendant who grew up near Niarada, Montana, is a lawyer who has spent much of her career in natural resource and Indian law in Montana and Washington, D.C. Most of her legal experience has been in the public sector, including a stint as an Assistant United States Attorney and Tribal Liaison for the District of Montana. In that capacity, she prosecuted violent crime in Indian Country, but also worked with tribal governments to build capacity in law enforcement and tribal courts. She has also served as faculty for the University of Montana’s Indian Summer Law Program.
About the Lecture Series
The American West Lecture Series features experts from around the country discussing the history, literature and culture of the West; issues affecting the wildlife and fisheries of the region; and the West's geography, geology and resources. The series is co-sponsored by the Burton K. Wheeler Center and is a program of The Ivan Doig Center for the Study of the Lands and Peoples of the North American West, an interdisciplinary research center within the MSU College of Letters and Science that is focused on the places and peoples of the Western United States and Canada.