Tribal chairwoman Cheryl Kennedy (left) speaks in the first of five presentations in Pacific’s Tribal Leaders Lecture series. Kennedy is a member of the Grand Ronde tribe. Her speech not only featured her personal experiences within the Grand Ronde tribe, but also an overview of Federal and Tribal Law, the Constitution, Federal Cases and Congressional Acts. Kennedy was introduced by former Congresswoman Elizabeth Furse (right), who has spent 40 years working with tribes. The next lecture in the Tribal Leaders Lecture Series will take place on Oct. 12 and will focus on treaty rights. Furse will once again be present to introduce guest speaker John Echohawk, member of the Pawnee tribe.