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Prior to the founding of the firm, Charles Hobbs successfully litigated early court rulings that led to a Supreme Court decision that the Tribe retained its treaty hunting and fishing rights after Congress terminated the Tribe. Menominee Tribe v. United States, 391 U.S. 404 (1968).

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2012-03-16

Hobbs Straus welcomes a Legislative Analyst to our practice of Indian Law in Oklahoma

BARBARA A. WARNER has joined Hobbs Straus as a Legislative Analyst. Barbara is an enrolled member of the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma, and served as the first female Executive Director of the Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission. She received her M.B.A. in Management and Bachelor's degrees in Sociology and English from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Before assuming her position with the Commission in November 1993, Barbara's employment history brings a strong background on behalf of tribes on legislation. Some of her previous employment included positions with state government, the private sector, tribal government, and Indian organizations, as well as several years with the American Indian Institute at the University of Oklahoma. Barbara was named as the "Best of Indian Country Activist" for Indian advocacy in 2000 and "Best of Indian Country Leader (nonelected)" in 2001. Barbara was presented with the Oklahoma Supreme Court "2001 Friend of the Court" medal at Sovereignty Symposium XIV. In 2008, Barbara received a Governor's Commendation for "outstanding service rendered during the Oklahoma's Centennial Celebration." Also in 2008, she received the "Oklahoma State Service Award" during the annual Native American Heritage Day Celebration at the State Capitol, as well as a Governor's Commendation for service.



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