Board Members 2014-2015

National NALSA President:
Tamera Begay

NNALSA President - Tamera Begay

Email: nnalsa.president@gmail.com
School: Michigan State College of Law
Tribal Affiliation: Navajo Nation

Yá’át’ééh

Hello My name is Tamera Begay, I am from the Navajo Nation, I live in Crownpoint, N.M., and I am your current National NALSA President. I am a law student at Michigan State University College of Law where I study Indian Law at the Indigenous Law & Policy Center.

The goals that I have planned for this year are simple and realistic. First I would like to accomplish our annual goals of organizing the moot court and writing competition. My further plans are to expand NNALSA internationally, establish a resume booklet for members, and reach out to Native American high school students interested in pursing a legal career.

We are off to a great start and I look forward to working with each and everyone of you!

National NALSA Vice President:
Chase Velasquez

NNALSA Vice President - Chase Velasquez

Email: nnalsa.vicepresident@gmail.com
School: University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
Tribal Affiliation: White Mountain Apache Tribe

Greetings!

My name is Chase Velasquez, I am a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe and I am your current Vice President. I am a law student at the University of Arizona College of Law in Tucson, AZ. I stand ready to promote NNALSA’s mission of furthering the study of Federal Indian Law and encouraging Native people to pursue law school.

As National NALSA VP, I plan to work with the National Board and strive to fulfill two goals:

  1. Strengthening NNALSA’s relationship with the Indian Legal community in order to reestablish the NNALSA Career Fair.
  2. Creating a relationship between NNALSA and the Pre-Law Summer Institute.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to meeting with all of you at Fed bar!

National NALSA Treasurer:
Hunter Cox

NNALSA Treasurer - Hunter Cox

Email: nnalsa.treasurer@gmail.com
School: University of Michigan Law School
Tribal Affiliation: Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

Bozho!

My name is Hunter Cox and I am your current NNALSA Treasurer. Additionally, I’m an enrolled member of the prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and the NNALSA Co-Chair at the University of Michigan Law School. I have always been committed to working for indigenous people, and I have continued that devotion here in law school.

As National NALSA treasurer I plan to do the basic treasurer duties that I have done this past year but I also will work to:

  1. Establish a reliable system of institutional memory to ensure information and accounting records are passed on between generations of Board members.
  2. Expand the fundraising initiatives NNALSA conducts throughout the year.
  3. Actively update the Board about changes in state and federal non-profit laws and policies, and changes in tax law relevant to our organization.
  4. Create internal compliance procedures regarding 501(c)3 and state non-profit laws, so that NNALSA can always be sure it is following proper procedures.

It has been a honor to act as your treasurer this past year and I look forward to another great year. Let’s make 2014 even better!

National NALSA Secretary:
Stacie Crawford

NNALSA Secretary - Stacie Crawford

Email: nnalsa.secretary@gmail.com
School: University of North Dakota School of Law
Tribal Affiliation: Fort Peck Sioux Tribe

Hello my name is Stacie Crawford and I attend the School of Law at the University of North Dakota. I am an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Sioux Tribe of Poplar, Montana. I am also a descendant of the MHA Nation, home of the Three Affiliated Tribes in North Dakota. Prior to law school, I worked for the Fort Peck Tribes as the Lead Prosecutor and served as an Associate Judge.

As your secretary I would like to help other law students have the experiences I was fortunate to have and I want to assist in providing mentorship and networking opportunities. I will be looking forward to not only serving as your secretary by our annual moot court and writing competition.

Pidamiya (thank you)!

National NALSA Public Relations Director:
Alexandra Kitson

NNALSA Public Relations Director - Alexandra Kitson

Email: nnalsa.publicrelations@gmail.com
School: Cornell Law School
Tribal Affiliation: Menominee

Coming Soon.

National NALSA National Liaison:
Aarik Robertson

NNALSA National Liaison - Aarik Robertson

Email: nnalsa.liaison@gmail.com
School: William Mitchell College of Law
Tribal Affiliation: Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

Boozhoo!

My name is Aarik Robertson I am an enrolled member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and was born and raised in Minneapolis. I currently attend William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.

I am dedicated to working for the betterment of the American Indian Community.

I hope to work with you soon!

Area 1 Representative:
Chelee John

Arizona, California, Hawai`i, and Nevada

Area 1 Representative - Chelee John

Email: nnalsa.area1@gmail.com
School: Arizona State University College of Law
Tribal Affiliation:

Area 2 Representative:
Christine Jordan

Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah

Area 2 Representative - Christine Jordan

Email: nnalsa.area2@gmail.com
School: University of New Mexico School of Law
Tribal Affiliation: Blackfeet and Isleta Pueblo

Area 3 Representative:
Kelbie Kennedy

Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas

Area 3 Representative - Kelbie Kennedy

Email: nnalsa.area3@gmail.com
School: Oklahoma University College of Law
Tribal Affiliation: Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Area 4 Representative:
Elise Diindiisi McGowan

Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin

Area 4 Representative - Elise Diindiisi

Email: nnalsa.area4@gmail.com
School: Michigan State College of Law
Tribal Affiliation: Waaganakiising – Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians

Area 5 Representative:
P. Nelson Lambert

Maryland, Delaware, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida

Area 5 Representative - P. Nelson Lambert

Email: nnalsa.area5@gmail.com
School: Charlotte School of Law
Tribal Affiliation: Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians

Area 6 Representative:
Andrew Sangster

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont

Area 6 Representative - Andrew Sangster

Email: nnalsa.area6@gmail.com
School: Columbia Law School
Tribal Affiliation: None

Area 7 Representative:
Jocelyn McCurtain

Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington

Area 7 Representative - Jocelyn McCurtain

Email: nnalsa.area7@gmail.com
School: Seattle University School of Law
Tribal Affiliation: Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Area 8 Representative:
Janie Schroeder

Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming

Area 8 Representative - Janie Schroeder

Email: nnalsa.area8@gmail.com
School: University of North Dakota School of Law
Tribal Affiliation: