Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Geri Wisner is the Attorney General for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, the 4th largest Native American tribe in the United States, whose 2020 historic legal victory, U.S. v. McGirt, recognized the 1866 treaty that reinstated the reservation's criminal jurisdiction. Ms. Wisner is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, a United States Marine veteran, and a mother. She is nationally recognized as the Indian Country Prosecutor. Victims of crime want her in their corner because she has a reputation for fighting the good fight to ensure the voices of marginalized and vulnerable victims are heard. Law enforcement want her to prosecute their cases because she aggressively fights for law and order. Tribes want her as their prosecutor because she serves as a role model committed to justice and safety within indigenous communities while strengthening tribal sovereignty. Geri is in high demand as a national speaker presenting to tribes, state and federal agencies, professional organizations, and communities throughout the country to develop and improve the child abuse responses and justice systems. She trains child abuse professionals on advanced investigative and prosecutorial techniques utilizing a victim-centered approach.
Ms. Wisner previously served as the Attorney General for the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska and the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma. She has prosecuted for the following tribes: Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma; Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma; Absentee Shawnee Tribe; Blackfeet Nation; and the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma. She also served as the Executive Director for the Native American Children’s Alliance (NACA) and the Wisner Law Firm. Ms. Wisner has been appointed to serve on a number of Congressional committees focusing on the improvement of Tribal justice, the protection of Native children and safer communities throughout Indian Country. Geri was appointed the first Ambassador to the United Nations for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, making presentations to the UN in Geneva, Switzerland and New York City. Her experience and perspective on indigenous issues provides a global context for her work with indigenous people, as well as domestic and foreign governments. A 2001 graduate of Oklahoma State University with a B.A. in Political Science and an American Indian Studies Certificate, Geri received her Juris Doctorate and Native American Law Certificate from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2003. Geri attends her ceremonial grounds of Tvlvhassee Wokokyv and her Muscogee church, Hvcecupv.