We, the undersigned, all of whom are natural persons of full age, desiring to form a Nonprofit Corporation under Article 14, Chapter 51, New Mexico Statutes Annotated, 1953 Compilation, adopt the following Articles for such corporation:

1. Name. The name of the corporation is American Indian Law Students Association, Incorporated.

2. Purpose. The corporation is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes as described under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law) including, but not limited to:

(a) Providing an organization for American Indian law students which will promote unity and cooperation among the Indian law students, and will provide a basis from which work can be done for the advancement of Indian people.

(b) Providing better communication among American Indian law students, and between American Indian law students and the Indian people, Indian lawyers, and the general public.

(c) Providing assistance to American Indian law students including, but not limited to:

1. Financial Assistance during the academic year and summer by direct grants and employment opportunities.

2. Educational opportunities such as curriculum develo9pment, tutorial programs, and research projects.

(d) Providing a forum for the exploration of legal problems relating to laws affecting American Indians.

3. Profit making activities precluded. No pecuniary gain, incidental or otherwise, shall be afforded any member of the corporation and no part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of or be distributable to its members, directors, or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article two (2) thereof.

4. Duration. The duration of corporation existence shall be on hundred (100) years.

5. Other activities precluded. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, nor otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law), or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).

6. Distribution upon dissolution. Upon dissolution of the corporation, the Board of Directors, after paying or making provision for the payment of all the liabilities of the corporation to an organization or organizations organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization or organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Code Law).

7. Principal office. The address of the initial registered office of the corporation is 1915 Roma N.E. in the City of Albuquerque, County of Bernalillo, State of New Mexico, and the name of its initial registered agent at such address is Douglas R. Nash.

8. Names of Incorporators. The name and address of each incorporator is:

Yvonne Knight

1337 Columbia Drive N.E.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Vincent Knight

9616 Aspen N.E.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Douglas Nash

4300 Prospect N.E.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

9. Names of Directors. The number of directors constituting the initial Board of Directors is seven (7), and the names and addresses of the persons who are to serve as directors until the first annual meeting of the corporation are:

Martin Seneca

393 Broadway

Cambridge, Mass. 02139

Alan Parker

1839 Federal Avenue

West Los Angeles, Calif. 90024

Ben Hanley

500 E. Riviera

Tempe, Arizona 85281

Yvonne Knight

1337 Columbia Drive N.E.

Albuquerque, N.M.

Gerald Brown

2023 Federal Ave., Apt. 2

West Los Angeles, Calif. 90025

Thomas Fredericks

735 South 41 St.

Boulder, Colo. 80303

Enoch LaPointe

1138 Queen St.

South Bend, Indiana 46616

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereunto set our hands and seal at Albuquerque, New Mexico, on this, the 27th day of May, 1970.

Signed by:

Yvonne Knight

Vincent Knight

Douglas Nash



On this 27th day of May, 1970, before me personally appeared Yvonne Knight, Vincent Knight and Douglas Nash, to me known to be the persons described in and who executed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged that they executed the same as their free act and deed.

WITNESS my hand and notarial seal the day and year above written.

Signed by: Louise R. Camp, Notary Public

My commission expires 6/30/71