Who We Are

NABA-DC was established in 1997 to promote the educational and professional advancement of Native American attorneys and Indian country.  NABA-DC is committed to promoting the sovereignty of Native American tribes and their communities; protecting the legal rights of individual Native Americans, their communities, and their tribes; providing community outreach and education about legal issues that affect Native Americans; and promoting the cultural heritage of Native Americans, their communities, and their tribes.

2020 Governing Board

President
Rose Petoskey
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

President-Elect
Josh Proper
Ahtna Athabascan

Secretary
Katy Strohmaier

Treasurer
Ben Fenner

Bar Liaisons
Brendan Mysliwiec

Jared Hautamaki
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Members at Large

Sarah Crawford, Member at Large – Intern Lunch Program Committee 

James Mowdy, Member at Large – Intern Lunch Program Committee

Melissa Thevenot, Member at Large – Mentorship Program Committee 

Rani Williams, Member at Large – Mentorship Program Committee  

Maurisa Bell, Member at Large – Community Outreach Committee 

Stephanie Sfiridis, Member at Large – Community Outreach Committee

Xavier Barraza, Member at Large -Social Committee 

Lisa Meissner, Member at Large -Social Committee

Devin Delrow, Member at Large

Violet Rush, Member at Large  


Past Governing Boards

2019 Governing Board
2018 Governing Board
2017 Governing Board