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Cooperating to Enhance Native Food Economies Speaker Spotlight: Stacy Leeds

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TheĀ Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF), Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF) and the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) will co-host a webinar series on enhancing Native American food systems through cooperatives this summer.

Scheduled for August 2-5, 2021 from 12-2:30 pm EDT each day, ā€œCooperating to Enhance Native American Food Economiesā€ will explore the role of cooperatives in harnessing Indian Country’s economic and nutritional potential to recover from COVID-19 and propel sustainable rural economic development.Ā 

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Donā€™t miss Indian law scholar Stacy L. Leedsā€™ presentation, ā€œThe Legal Framework for Agriculture Cooperatives in Indian Countryā€ on Monday, August 2.

Leeds is Foundation Professor of Law and Leadership for theĀ Sandra Day Oā€™Connor College of LawĀ at Arizona State University where she is part of theĀ Indian Legal Program. ASU has the largest and most experienced Native faculty in the U.S.

A citizen of the Cherokee Nation, Professor Leeds previously served as Dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law. She was the first Native American woman to serve as dean of a law school. Most recently, she was the vice chancellor for economic development, dean emeritus and a professor at the University of Arkansas.

Leeds is a former justice for the Cherokee Nationā€™s Supreme Court, the first woman to serve in that capacity. She also served as a judge for several other Native nations and as a member of the board of directors of the National American Indian Court Judges Association and chair of the American Bar Association Judicial Divisionā€™s Tribal Courts Council.

She currently is a Muscogee (Creek) Nation district court judge and an appellate court judge for Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. She serves on the boards of Kituwah, LLC; American Indian Graduate Center; Akiptan, Inc.; and the American Indian Resource Center, Inc.

 

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