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California Staff

The Tribal Law and Policy Institute
8235 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 211
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 650-5467 ~ Fax: (323) 650-8149

  • Administrative Assistant: Chad Jackson (Cocopah)
  • Executive Director: Jerry Gardner (Cherokee)
  • Graphics Specialist: Terrilena Dodson (Navajo)
  • Operations Director: Jessica Allen (Apache)
  • Program Assistant: Naomi Miguel (Tohono O’odham)
  • Program Director: Heather Valdez Singleton
  • Project Assistant: Melissa Aaker (Turtle Mountain Ojibwa Descendant)
  • Tribal Advocacy Legal Specialist: Maureen L. White Eagle (Métis)
  • Tribal Court Specialist: Chia Halpern (Spirit Lake Dakota)
  • Tribal Law Specialist: Lauren van Schilfgaarde (Cochiti Pueblo)
  • Victim Advocacy Legal Specialist: Kelly Stoner (Cherokee)
  • Webmaster: Lou Sgroi

Alaska Office

Please note that the Institute’s Alaska office was closed due to the loss of funding for the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Children’s Justice Act (CJA) Technical Assistance (TA) grant that had funded the Alaska office.

Minnesota Staff

Tribal Law and Policy Institute
161 Marie Ave. E
St Paul, MN 55118
(651) 644-1145 ~ Fax: (651) 644-1157

  • Victim Advocacy Assistant: Arlene Downwind-White (Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians)
  • Victim Advocacy Specialist: Bonnie Clairmont (Ho-Chunk)

Montana Staff

National Resource Center for Tribes
501 N. Sanders St., Suite 2
Helena, MT 59601

  • Administrative Manager: Maria Alidio
  • Director: Kathy Deserly
  • Program Assistant: Kim Just (Gros Ventre/Arapaho)
  • Program Coordinator: Elizabeth Deserly (Kickapoo)
  • Tribal Child Welfare Specialist: Joe Walker (Delaware)

* Please note that our staff cannot answer questions about Native Genealogy nor can we provide legal advice or legal assistance with any case pending in any court.

 

 

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