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Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country


Join Melody McCoy, a leading expert on federal Indian law, for a timely and important webinar about criminal jurisdiction in Indian Country. This webinar is sponsored and moderated by the Tribal Relations Committee of the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) and the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA).

McCoy will discuss the state of the law after two landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions: Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta and McGirt v. Oklahoma. She will discuss the Supreme Court holdings, subsequent state and federal cases and commentary, and implications for the future.


  • Melody McCoy, Staff Attorney, Native American Rights Fund (NARF) & former co-chair, Federal Bar Association's Indian Law Conference
  • Steven L. Jensen, Chief Justice, South Dakota Supreme Court
  • Corey R. Steele, State Court Administrator, Nebraska Judicial Branch

Case citations:

  • Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta, 142 S.Ct 2486 (2022)
  • McGirt v. Oklahoma, 140 S.Ct. 2452 (2020)

Register today.

For more information about the webinar, email Chris Wu.