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Negotiating in the Workplace. AISES 2023 Leadership Summit. Tulsa, OK. April 2023.

Caught in the Cycle. Louisiana Creole Peoplehood: Afro-Indigeneity & Community. Edited by Gomés, R., Barthé, D., and Jolivétte, A. University of Washington Press. 2022.

Political Advocacy. Oklahoma City, OK. January 2021.

MMIW: Community as a Protective Factor. Oklahoma City, OK. December 2020.

MMIW. Ronald J. Norick Library. Oklahoma City, OK. November 2020.

Sovereignty After McGirt. OKC Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration. October 2020.

Historically Speaking: Contemporary Indigenous Art & Fashion. Ronald J. Norick Library. Oklahoma City, OK. November 2019.

Adoption & Foster Care Panel & Discussion. NSU Center for Tribal Studies. Tahlequah, OK. November 2019.

Historically Speaking: MMIW. Ronald J Norick Downtown Library. Oklahoma City, OK. November 2019.

Get Involved.  Keynote Address. 3rd Annual a Walk to Remember. Comanche Nation. September 2019.

Matriarch: Indigenous Centered Solutions Through Community Organizing.  Keynote Panel. Symposium of the American Indian. Northeastern State University. April 2019.

Environmental Justice and Inclusive Sustainability. Sustainability Summit. University of Central Oklahoma. April 2019.

Matriarch Model: Health Impact on Indigenous Women. Go Red For Native Women. American Heart Association. February 2019.

Domestic Violence & MMIW. Breakout Session. Women's March OKC. January 2019.

Native Contributions to U.S. Society.  Diversity training for Bureau of Land Management. Washington, D.C. 2018.

Perspectives on VAWA (Panel). Engaging Tribal & State Allies to Combat Domestic Violence. Chickasaw Nation Legal Division. 2018.

Historically Speaking: Natives Today (Panel). Metropolitan Library Systems. Oklahoma City. 2018.

Indigenous Perspectives on Social Equity, EDRA49: Social Equity By Design. Environmental Design Research Association. 2018.

Today in Indigenous Justice. Social Justice Educational Seminar. WWUU. Norman, OK May 2018.

Addressing Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Through Social Change. ​Oklahoma City, OK. April 2018.

Human Impact of Criminal Jurisdiction (Panel). Oliphant at 40: Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country Today. The Indigenous Peoples, Law, and Power Symposium. University of Oklahoma School of Law. March 2018.

"Hollo": Love that Is More Than Love. What Western Society Can Learn from this Traditional Chahta Concept. Morning Star Center for Spiritual Living. Norman, Oklahoma. January 2018.

Activism & Public Speaking Workshop. Co-Presenter. Oklahoma City, OK. December 2017.

Ecosystems of Indigenous Knowledge: The Interconnectedness of All Life, Panel Chair,  25th Returning the Gift Literary Festival, University of Oklahoma, October 2017.

Addressing Social Justice Issues in Indian Country Through Culturally Relevant Resources (panel). Community Alliance of Oklahoma. Oklahoma City, OK. September 2017.

Addressing Violence Against Indigenous Women Through Culturally Relevant Resources, Day for Awareness for Missing, Murdered, and Assaulted Indigenous Woman, Oklahoma State Capitol, May 2017.

Community Engaged Intervention and Advocacy: The Matriarch Model, co-authored with Sarah Adams-Cornell & Kendra Wilson-Clements, presented at the Community Engaged Scholarship in Indian Country Symposium, University of Tulsa, April 2017.

The Status of Indigenous Women in Oklahoma: The Importance of Decolonization and Culturally Relevant Resources, OK SIS International Women's Day Panel Discussion, March 2017.

National Quality Improvement Center on Child Welfare Involved Children and Families Experiencing Domestic Violence, testimony given to the Children's Bureau/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during Listening Session #1, February 2017.

A Culturally Relevant Approach to Confronting Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Indigenous Communities. Matriarch, Oklahoma City, OK, January 2017.

ICWA: A Holistic View of issues in Sovereignty, Sociology, Law, and Intergenerational Trauma, San Francisco State University, American Indians and U.S. Laws, Fall 2016.

Addressing Domestic and Sexual Violence Through Social Change; Protecting People Through Sovereignty. Muscogee Nation's Warrior Honor Women Conference, October 2016.

Indigenous Sovereignty in Oklahoma. Oklahoma Policy Institute's Summer Policy Institute, August 2016.

Chahta Ohoyo:  A Cultural Perspective of Women as Life Givers, Norman First American United Methodist Church Community Forum, May 2016.

Domestic Violence Policy and Native Women. Convention of the Oklahoma Federation of Democratic Women, April 2016.

Social Justice Panel of Indigenous Issues. West Wind Unitarian Universalist Church in Norman, Oklahoma, April 2016.

Community Advocacy and Social Justice, WGS Center for Social Justice at OU, December 2015.

I am 1 in 3. Sisters in Solidarity: Working to End Violence Against Indigenous Women, hosted by the WGS Center for Social Justice and the University of Oklahoma, November 2015.

Native American Youth in Foster Care. "Ask a Foster Leader", Blog Talk Radio, October 2015.

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