Northern Michigan University's Center for Native American Studies and the Michigan Supreme Court State Administration Office will present a free screening of the documentary, “Tribal Justice,” followed by a panel discussion featuring five judges. The event begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Whitman Hall commons at NMU.
The following judges will participate in a panel discussion after the 90-minute film: Cheryl Hill of Marquette Co. Probate Court; Violet Ayres, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community; Robert Butts, Cheboygan Co. Probate Court; Jocelyn Fabry, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians; and Timothy Greeley, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan.
The Governor's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, the Michigan Court Improvement Program and the NMU Center for Native American Studies are sponsoring the event.
Northern Michigan University's Political Science and Public Administration Department will present a discussion titled “The Rise of Authoritarianism and Other Dangerous Political Currents in the Trump Era.” The event is scheduled at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. It is free and open to the public.
Three NMU professors will share their perspectives on the rise of authoritarianism and other threats to liberal democracy during the Trump administration.
Robert Kulisheck, professor emeritus, will discuss the works of Yasch Mounk, author of “The People vs Democracy: Why our Freedom is in Danger & How to Save It.” Kulisheck will talk about the authoritarian populist threat to liberal democracy.
Jonathan Allen will discuss the views of Russian philosopher Aleksandr Dugin on Russian, European Union and U.S. politics. He will also share his views on the insights of Timothy Snyder, author of “On Tyranny” and “The Road to Unfreedom.”
Carter Wilson, head of the department, will discuss how “the ascension of money-driven, polarized and paranoid politics in the 21st century enabled the rise of President Trump and endangered the U.S. system of liberal democracy.”
Professor Steven Nelson will moderate the event.