Holiday Party

The NABA-DC Governing Board organizes the NABA-DC Annual Holiday Party each year. Thanks to its generous sponsors, it is able to provide an engaging venue as well as food and drink for its guests. The Holiday Party is a great opportunity for the Indian law and policy community of DC to visit and celebrate together.

The Holiday Party also includes an awards ceremony in which the following awards are given out: Lifetime Achievement in Indian Law; Significant Contribution in Indian Law; Excellence in Government Service; and Excellence in Mentoring. Award recipients are nominated by NABA-DC members.


Virtual Holiday Party

7:00 PM EST

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Zoom link here.  

Awards Ceremony – Silent Auction – Keynote 

All donations raised will benefit the

Toys for Tots Native American Program 

and 2021 NABA-DC programming. 

The primary goal for this year’s NABA-DC Virtual Holiday Party is to raise funds for the Marine Toys for Tots Native American Program. This holiday season, many families across Indian Country are struggling financially and many have been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our hope is to help these families and to offer a little bit of holiday cheer for these children.

A small portion of the funds raised will also benefit NABA-DC’s 2021 annual programming. Each year, NABA-DC hosts programs and events that focus on strengthening our community and providing education on issues impacting Indian Country.

Call for Donations for Our Silent Auction

We are asking for donation items from our NABA-DC membership. We are accepting many types of items including artwork, pottery, home décor, jewelry, gift baskets, gift certificates, and other new gift type items. Please contact Sarah Crawford or James Mowdy at if you have an item to donate. If you live in the DC area, we will be able to pick up the item.

Call for Sponsors

NABA-DC is seeking monetary sponsors for this year’s holiday party. This year the suggested contributions are: Platinum ($1,000+), Gold ($500+), and Silver ($100+).  We hope that you will consider sponsoring the event at any level or amount. A majority of the funds raised from sponsors will be donated to the Toys for Tots Native American Program and procurement of silent auction items.  A small portion will benefit NABA-DC’s annual programming.  If your firm or organization would like to sponsor the NABA-DC holiday party, please contact Lisa Meissner or Rose Petoskey  at

Please nominate an awesome practitioner for an award!

Is there someone in the DC Indian law and policy community that you think deserves recognition for his or her work this year?  If so, nominate them for a NABA-DC award!  The NABA-DC Board will determine winners and announce them at the Holiday Party.  Awards will be given in the following categories:  Lifetime Achievement in Indian Law, 2020 Significant Contribution in Indian Law, Excellence in Government Service, and Excellence in Mentoring.

Please submit nominations here:

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Platinum Level Sponsors ($1,000+)

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Clause Law PLLC

Dentons LLP

Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker