Geri Wisner is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and a former United States Marine. Currently she is the Tribal Prosecutor for the Pawnee Nation and Wyandotte
Tribe of Oklahoma, the Executive Director for the Native American Children’s Alliance
(NACA), a Judge with the Bureau of Indian Affairs Court of Indian Offenses and a
partner with the Allen & Wisner law firm. Along with her prosecutorial duties, Geri presents at national conferences addressing criminal justice issues specific to Indian Country. She also conducts specialized trainings for law enforcement, prosecutors, advocates and allied child abuse professionals responding to child maltreatment and domestic violence.
Ms. Wisner was the Senior Tribal Attorney with the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse at the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA), where she trained child abuse professionals on advanced investigative and prosecutorial techniques utilizing a victim-centered approach. Geri has served as the Attorney General for the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma, Prosecutor for the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma, Absentee Shawnee Tribe, Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas and the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma. Geri has been judicially appointed in many tribal courts to represent the interests of children as a Guardian ad Litem. She has developed many tribal criminal ordinances, family codes, child support and enforcement regulations and amended language to existing codes to include laws to protect elders. Her most recent code development work addresses tribal implementation of the National Sex Offender’s Registry and Notification Act.
Ms. Wisner served as 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 Native American people, as well as Tribal, 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 serves as a board member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC).
Geri Wisner, Executive Director
Judge, BIA Court of Indian Offenses
Partner, Allen & Wisner Attorneys