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Note: location change to Otoe-Missouria Tribal Cultural Building, 8151 Highway 177, Red Rock, OK

Speaker:  J. Scott Sypolt, Partner with Akerman Law Firm in Chicago Illinois

He is one of the attorneys who is representing the tribes in their lawsuit against the Federal Communication Commission.  There are local tribes suing the FCC to maintain the sovereign nation to nation relationship that the government normally exercises with tribes and protect their cultural heritage.  Mr. Walter Echo Hawk is an attorney working with Akerman Law Firm on this same case as well.

Read More about the petition filed with the federal appeals

J. Scott Sypolt has devoted a large part of his practice to working with Native American Tribes, especially those located in Illinois. He has worked to establish Native American rights in local and state businesses and has advised on long-term and short-term business transactions with corporate entities.

Published Work and Lectures:

  • Author and Publisher, “Warrior: Four Seasons with the Sac & Meskwaki”. This book is part of the history curriculum in public schools throughout Illinois, 2016
  • The India Tribune, legal editor and legal column writer, 2001 – 2015
  • The United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives, Presenter, “The Emergence of Radical Islam in the Middle East,” 1983
  • La Raza Hispanic Newspaper, automotive column writer, 2001 – 2002