Leadership

2020 – 2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT
Thomasina Real Bird
Ihanktonwan Oyate
Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Colleen Lamarre
Mohawk
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

PAST-PRESIDENT
Robert Saunooke
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Saunooke Law Firm, PA

SECRETARY
Heather Torres
San Ildefonso Pueblo, Navajo
Tribal Law and Policy Institute

TREASURER
Phil Brodeen
Boise Fort Band of Chippewa
Brodeen & Paulson PLLP

DIRECTOR
Paulene Abeyta

Navajo Nation
National Native American Law Student Association (NNALSA) President

DIRECTOR
Debra Gee
Navajo Nation
General Counsel/Executive Officer, Chickasaw Nation 

DIRECTOR
Sarah Lawson
Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt 

DIRECTOR
Andrea Snowball
Muscogee (Creek) Nation and Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
Big Fire Law and Policy Group LLP

DIRECTOR
Geneva EB Thompson
Cherokee Nation
Associate General Counsel, Yurok Tribe

DIRECTOR
Arielle Wagner
Bois Forte Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLP

DIRECTOR
Carolyn West
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Legislative Counsel, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

NNABA Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates
Matthew Archer-Beck

Cherokee Nation
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

 ABA Diversity and Inclusion Council NNABA Representative
Sunshine Nicholson
Secwépemc Nation
Fort Belknap Regulatory Agency

ABA YLD Council NNABA Representative
Colleen Lamarre
Mohawk
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

ABA YLD Assembly NNABA Delegates

Geneva EB Thompson
Cherokee Nation
Associate General Counsel, Yurok Tribe

Heather Torres
San Ildefonso Pueblo, Navajo
Tribal Law and Policy Institute