About this Event
751 Campus Drive The University of Alabama Student Center, Room 2100, Tuscaloosa, AL, Tuscaloosa, ALhttps://ua.campuslabs.com/engage/event/9414199
Tuesday, October 3
5:00-6:00 pm: The Forgotten Creeks documentary screening
6:00-7:00 pm: Dinner Conversation with Tribal Council Member Justin Stabler
Join us for the latest installment of the Perspectives on Leadership speaker series. The Blackburn Institute will be screening APTV's The Forgotten Creeks, a documentary about the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Alabama's only federally recognized Native American tribe. The documentary recalls the history of Alabama's Creek Indians from Spanish contact in the 1500s to the Indian Removal Act of 1830 to the Poarch Creek Band's modern-day success story. Following the screening, attendees will have the opportunity to have a dinner conversation with Tribal Council Member Justin Stabler, who is also a member of the Blackburn Institute Advisory Board.
Along with serving on the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Tribal Council, Justin Stabler serves as the Director of Special Programs at PCI Aviation (located in Atmore, Alabama), an aerospace aviation company that focuses on engineering, logistics, and manufacturing serving the defense sector of the federal government. Justin finds great joy in working and serving his Tribe in his downtime. Prior to becoming a Tribal Council Member, he served as the Chairperson for the Tribe’s Enrollment Review Committee and the Treasurer/Secretary for their Tribal Gaming Commission.
Along with serving his Tribe, Justin is dedicated to helping other Tribes and people in need. Justin founded and runs a non-profit organization that focuses on providing mission trip opportunities. This organization also supports local missionaries around the world by providing funding and assistance with projects.
Justin earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Auburn University and his Master of Jurisprudence in Indian Law degree from the University of Tulsa. He currently resides in Atmore, Alabama with his two children, Jaye-Harper (8) and Jentzen (6).
Attire: Business casual.
Audience: Open to all students and UA community.
Dinner will be provided.