Philip Tinker, an Osage attorney and member of the Deer Clan, will be presenting a lecture, “A Move to Another Country: Nation building and the 2006 Osage Constitution,” at the Osage Cultural Center on Friday, March 15, at 10 a.m. This lecture considers the development of the tribe from the development of the Osage Confederacy into the modern period, focusing on how the tribe’s traditional political culture impacted the development of the 2006 Constitution.
Tinker is a law clerk for federal Judge William J. Riley for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, in Omaha, Neb. This fall he will join the law firm of Kanji & Katzen, PLLC, in Ann Arbor, Mich., as an associate, where he will represent Indian tribal governments and promote tribal sovereignty and economic development in Indian Country. Tinker graduated with honors from the University of Tulsa, College of Law in 2011, with a certificate in Native American Law.