National NALSA President:
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:
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:
- Strengthening NNALSA’s relationship with the Indian Legal community in order to reestablish the NNALSA Career Fair.
- 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:
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:
- Establish a reliable system of institutional memory to ensure information and accounting records are passed on between generations of Board members.
- Expand the fundraising initiatives NNALSA conducts throughout the year.
- Actively update the Board about changes in state and federal non-profit laws and policies, and changes in tax law relevant to our organization.
- 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:
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:
P. Nelson Lambert
National NALSA National Liaison:
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!
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