Independent Matters

Independent Matters (scroll down) is a special General Session that features a trio of guest speakers who will each expound on the conference theme from their own perspective.

Stephen Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale, where he has taught since 1982. He was recognized by Time magazine as one of the 50 leaders of the next century, Stephen Carter is one of America’s leading public intellectuals. . . read more.

Cheryl Crazy Bull, Sicangu Lakota from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, is the third president — and first woman president — of Northwest Indian College (NWIC), a regional tribally chartered institution serving tribes in the Pacific Northwest.

Crazy Bull speaks and writes on behalf of tribal education, cultural knowledge preservation and revitalization, community development, and community-based participatory research.

Spoken word poet Sarah Kay holds many titles: poetry teacher, founder and co-director of Project V.O.I.C.E., documentary filmmaker, playwright, singer, songwriter, photographer, and editor for Write Bloody Publishing. Today she is one of the most sought-after spoken word performers in North America who has performed in venues across the country, including the United Nations.

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