Amber Holland

Amber is an enrolled citizen of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and an associate at Big Fire Law & Policy Group, LLP. 

Amber earned her JD and the Indian Law Certificate at the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2020. She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies Education with a minor in American Indian Studies in 2007 and Master of Arts in Social Studies Education in 2012, both at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She served two terms as an Area Representative for the National Native American Law Students Association. Ms. Holland is a former Wilma Mankiller Fellow at the National Congress of American Indians and high school teacher in the state of North Carolina

President-Elect: Julia Giffin

Julia Giffin is a member of the Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma. Before law school, Julia attended the Pre-Law Summer Institute (PLSI) at the American Indian Law Center, Inc. She returned as a Teaching Assistant at PLSI while in law school. She received her J.D. from Cornell Law. While at Cornell, she served as the President of her local Native American Law Students Association chapter and as the Secretary of the National Native American Law Students Association. After law school Julia worked in private practice at a law firm representing Native American Tribes on a variety of matters. She now works as an Attorney Advisor for the Office of Tribal Justice at the U.S. Department of Justice where she focuses on civil and appellate matters. 

Treasurer: Mitchell Forbes

Mitchell is an associate in the Native American Law and Policy practice at Dentons, where he helps tribes and tribal entities navigate legal and regulatory issues. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and Northern Arizona University. While in law school, he served as the co-president of the Michigan Law Native American Law Students Association. He is an enrolled member of the Native Village of Shishmaref. 

Bar Liaison: Morgan Saunders

Morgan E. Saunders is a staff attorney in the D.C. office of the Native American Rights Fund where she focuses on cases related to civil rights and religious freedom.  She also supports the Tribal Supreme Court Project.  Morgan is a member of the D.C. and New Hampshire Bar Associations.  She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School where she served as an Articles Editor on the Columbia Law Review.  For her undergraduate studies, Morgan attended the University of Vermont.  She is originally from New Hampshire.

Secretary: Jared Crum

Jared Crum is a member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma. He defends federal and tribal sovereignty over natural resources as a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Indian Resources Section. Jared previously worked as an associate at the law firm Hogan Lovelis, representing clients including Indian tribes and clean energy companies, and clerked for Judge Diana clerked for Judge Diana Saldaña of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Jared’s work has earned him recognition on the D.C. Courts’ 2019 and 2020 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, a 2020 fellowship with the New Leaders Council, and a 2023 DOJ Division Award. He has presented at conferences on constitutional and federal Indian law and judged the National Native American Students Association Moot Court Competition. Jared earned a BA from Amherst College and a JD from Stanford Law School. He grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

At-Large Board Members

  • Maurisa Bell 
  • Zeriyah James 
  • Hannah Kagey 
  • Heather Krick 
  • Haninah Levine 
  • Brendan Mysliwiec 
  • Claire Newfeld 
  • Laura Powell 
  • Serena Steiner 
  • Rani Williams