On this installment of StudioTulsa, we speak with Heather Gerken, the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School. She's a recognized expert in election law and constitutional law, having published in numerous scholarly journals on these topics. She's also been a commentator on these subjects for The New York Times, CNN, NBC News, NPR, and other major media outlets.
A special representative of the United Nations comes to Tulsa University to hear concerns of Native Americans. James Anaya is an independent expert designated by the U-N to report on the rights of indigenous people. He heard from a myriad of tribal leaders on issues from water rights and gaming to domestic violence and fears the Keystone Pipeline will disturb sacred grounds.
Several tribal leaders asked for a seat at the United Nations representing indigenous people. Anaya will file a report on what he’s learned with the United Nations Human Rights Council.