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.

2018 Governing Board

President
Matthew Archer-Beck
Cherokee Nation

President-Elect
Lisa Meissner

Secretary
Rose Petoskey
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

Treasurer
Hunter Cox
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

Bar Liaisons
Jared Hautamaki
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Joshua Proper
Ahtna Athabascan

Intern Lunch Committee – Brendan Mysliwiec and Kelsea Raether

Mentorship Committee – Brette Peña

Social Committee & Community Outreach Committee – Xavier Barraza and Melissa Thevenot


Past Governing Boards

2017 Governing Board