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National Native American Bar Association Foundation
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For Immediate Release, April 4, 2017
Contact: Linda Benally (623) 308-2329 or Diandra Benally (480) 789-7113


PHOENIX � The National Native American Bar Association (NNABA) Foundation is proud to announce its 2017 Bar Review Scholarship Recipients. The NNABA Foundation received an impressive pool of applications from Native American students representing Indian nations and law schools across the country. The Foundation is proud to support these students in the penultimate step to joining the legal profession: taking the bar exam. Scholarship recipients will receive $1,500 for bar review preparation services.

Congratulations to the 2017 NNABA Foundation Bar Review Scholarship Recipients, listed below in alphabetical order by last name.

  • Simone Anter, Pascua Yaqui & Jicarilla Apache, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law
  • Jacob Michael Glass, White Earth Nation, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • Simon Goldenberg, Lower Sioux Indian Community, Sandra Day O�Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
  • Corin La Pointe-Aitchison, Athabaskan, Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Erica McMilin, Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Indians & Valley Indian Tribes, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law
  • Christine Reyes, Tohono O�odham Nation, Sandra Day O�Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
  • Heather Torres, San Ildefonso Pueblo & Navajo, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law
  • Austin Ryan Vance, Southern Cheyenne, University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • Allyson Von Seggern, Three Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota & Menominee, Sandra Day O�Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
  • Lisa R. Wrazidlo, Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, James E. Roger College of Law, University of Arizona
  • April Youpee-Roll, Fort Peck Sioux, Alexander Blewett III School of Law, University of Montana

�These students exemplify hard work, commitment to their communities and dedication to advancing justice for Native Americans. The NNABA Foundation is delighted to support them on their journeys into law practice,� said NNABA Foundation President Jennifer Weddle.

The scholarship recipients will be honored at NNABA�s Annual Meeting to be held on April 5, 2017, at the Talking Stick Resort and Casino, Scottsdale, Arizona.

The NNABA Foundation extends a special acknowledgement and appreciation to Walmart and NBCUniversal for their generous contribution and to the American Indian Bar Associations for their partnership in supporting our Bar Review Scholarship Program.

For more information on the NNABA Foundation, visit

The NNABA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempted organization.

Established in 2014, the NNABA Foundation works to foster development of Native American lawyers and addressing social, cultural and legal issues affecting American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians, through the grant of scholarships to law students, the organization of seminars and conferences on topics of interest to the legal profession, and the preparation and distribution of articles and reports on legal issues.

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