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.

2019 Governing Board

Lisa Meissner

Rose Petoskey
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

Josh Proper
Ahtna Athabascan

Ben Fenner

Bar Liaisons
Brendan Mysliwiec

Jared Hautamaki
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Members at Large:

Xavier Barraza

Melissa Thevenot

Katy Strohmaier

Shaun Deschene

Past Governing Boards

2018 Governing Board
2017 Governing Board