News Articles


Gabriel Kuris, “What Native American Law Applicants Should Know”
U.S. News & World Report, March 2021

Patty A. Ferguson-Bohnee and Lauren van Schilfgaarde, “The Next Four Years for Indian Country Need Human Rights”
Human Rights Magazine | Vol. 46, No. 3, March 2021


Life at the Crossroads: Navigating Intersectional Identities as a Native American/Indigenous Law Student
December 23, 2020

Thomas Weathers, Did the U.S. Lose Half of Oklahoma? Recent Developments in Indian Law
Marin County Bar Association, December 05, 2020

Kori Cordero, “Yurok Tribe Fishing Court: A Judicial Profile”
The Judges’ Journal, September 2020

Robert O. Saunooke, “Running for Missing and Murdered Native Women: Expansion of Tribal Court Criminal Jurisdiction”
The Judges’ Journal, September 2020

Geneva E. B. Thompson, “Codifying the Rights of Nature: The Growing Indigenous Movement”
The Judges’ Journal, September 2020

Lauren van Schilfgaarde, “Indigenizing Professional Responsibility: The Role of Ethics in Tribal Courts”
The Judges’ Journal, September 2020

Robert O. Saunooke, “The Canary in the Coalmine — The Tragic History of the U.S. Government’s Policies Toward Native Peoples”
The Judges’ Journal, September 2020

Robert O. Saunooke, “Honoring a Life of Serving Others: A Profile of Judge Leo Brisbois”
The Judges’ Journal, September 2020

Two Young Native American Lawyers Call for Action on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
ABA Journal, August 2020

Robert Saunooke Champions Native American Issues in his Career and in the ABA
ABA Journal, March 2020


Theresa Vargas, “Red dresses flutter, empty, on the National Mall, and this is why they should haunt us”
The Washington Post, March 2019


The Prevalence of Substance Use and Other Mental Health Concerns Among American Attorneys
Journal of Addiction Medicine, February 2016

Lawrence Baca, “Apples, Bananas, Coconuts and Oreos – the Fruit Salad and Dessert of Race: American Indians in the Diversity Discourse”
Journal of Addiction Medicine, February 2016

Poor Kids, Limited Horizons: The support they need to overcome barriers to aspirational careers comes too little, too late, The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 17, 2016

The Invisible Lawyer? New Study Looks at Challenges of Naive American Attorneys, Bar Leader, Vol. 39 No. 6

Gabe Galanda, Curing the Tribal Disenrollment Epidemic: In Search of a Remedy, 57 Ariz. L. Rev. 383

Gabe Galanda – Forcing Hard Conversations, a feature interview with NNABA Board member, Gabe Galanda,


Opportunities in law lagging behind for Native Americans, Chicago Law Bulletin, April 30, 2015

National Native American Bar Association Releases Groundbreaking Study: The Pursuit of Inclusion, The National Law Review, April 14, 2015

The Police Are Killing One Group at a Staggering Rate, and Nobody Is Talking About It, by Zak Cheney-Rice, February 5, 2015, identities.mic


Despite National Debate, Redskins Right at Home in Morris – Chicago Tribune – September 26, 2014

The Legal Seagull Podcast, with NNABA board member Tom Weathers discussing Indian law (this podcast can be accessed on iTunes, iPhones, Android devices, Stitcher, Windows phones and Blackberry phones) – July 25, 2014

Matt Martin, “Slaying the Minotaur,” ABA Judges’ Journal, Vol. 53, No. 2

Mary Smith, “Confirmation of Diane Humetewa and Hope for a New Era of Diversity in the Federal Courts,” written for the American Constitution Society – May 19, 2014

Judges Doing Something About Dearth of Diverse Clerks – May 12, 2014

The Onondaga Nation Files Petition Against United States with Inter-American Commission on Human RightsApril 15, 2014

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed New eCollection eComments Requested: 2013 National Survey of Tribal Court Systems – March 25, 2014

Coalition of Prisoners’ Rights Addresses UN Human Rights Committee – February 18, 2014

Obama Resubmits Nomination of Diane Humetewa as Judge January 6, 2014


One Pawnee Lawyer’s Passion Protecting and Photographing Rock ArtSeptember 28, 2013

Gabe Galanda, “Federal Task Force: Indian Country’s Trojan Horse”September 23, 2013