Philip Tinker Lecture to be Streamed
March 15, 2013

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 am.    A link to view the live lecture will be available on

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 the Honorable William J. Riley, Chief Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, in Omaha, Nebraska. This fall he will join the law firm of Kanji & Katzen, PLLC, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as an

associate, where he will represent Indian tribal governments and promote tribal sovereignty and economic development in Indian Country. Tinker graduated with highest honors from the University of Tulsa, College of Law in 2011, with a

certificate in Native American Law.