Updated: March 13, 2023

Indian Law Section

The Indian Law Section provides a forum for practitioners representing clients affected by Indian law. Federal, tribal, and state laws; executive and administrative actions; and court decisions produce a complex and rapidly evolving array of law that affects legal services. The Section schedules CLE programs on subjects that provide information to practitioners representing clients affected by Indian law. Section members also receive a newsletter highlighting recent developments in Indian law.

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Shape Your Section for the Future: Apply Today to Become a Section Leader

Application Deadline is 5 p.m. April 17, 2023.

The following section executive committee positions are open for applications. All terms begin Oct. 1, 2023.

  • Chair-elect: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.
  • Secretary/Treasurer: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.
  • At-Large Member (three positions open): three-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2026.

To learn more about roles and expectations for serving on the section executive committee, review this volunteer position description, which provides a general overview of section executive committee positions—these may differ for each section.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be a current section member and should be eligible to vote in accordance with the section’s bylaws.

Application Process: Go to the myWSBA portal to complete the online application for open executive committee positions. The Section has requested that each applicant submit a resume and statement of interest with your application. These documents can be uploaded with your online application (pdf format only). Please be advised that application materials may be posted on this website for public viewing.

Note: If you are applying for more than one position on this or multiple sections’ committees, you must complete and submit all applications at the same time, as you will not be allowed back into the portal at a later time. Please make sure you are completing the applications within the application window for all of the relevant sections.

Nomination Process: The Chair shall annually appoint a nominating committee of not less than three (3) members of the Section not members of the executive committee, which committee shall make and report nominations to the executive committee for the offices of Chair-elect, Secretary/Treasurer, and At-Large members of the Executive Committee to succeed those whose terms will expire that year, and to fill vacancies then existing for unexpired terms. The executive committee will approve a list of nominees for each open position.

Alternate Nomination Process: All eligible applicants/nominees will be placed on the ballot as candidates, even if not recommended by the section’s nominating committee.

Elections Process: All voting members of the section will receive an electronic ballot sent to their email in May 2023. Visit this webpage in early June for election updates and voting instructions.

Questions? 
For more information about the Section, its executive committee roles, and elections process, please review the Section’s bylaws. You may also contact any member of the current Section Executive Committee or email sections@wsba.org.



Register Now! Annual Indian Law CLE

Join seasoned practitioners for the Indian Law Section’s annual CLE. We will cover some of the most important developments and pressing issues affecting tribes in Washington and beyond.

Presented by the Indian Law Section and Stokes Lawrence.

Webinar: June 16 and June 17, 2022

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Newsletter

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If you are interested in submitting an article or items for "Indian Lawyers in the News" for the Indian Law Newsletter, please contact Jeremy Wood at jfwood@littler.com.

Archived issues are available to section members upon request. To request an issue, please email sections@wsba.org.


Executive Committee

Chair: Bree Black Horse (2022-2023)

Chair-ElectBrenda George (2022-2023)

Secretary/Treasurer: Andrew Pollom (2022-2023)

Immediate Past Chair: Danielle Bargala (2022-2023)

Newsletter Editor*Jeremy Wood

Young Lawyer Liaison*Agatha Erickson (2022-2023)

Board of Governors Liaison*: Hunter Abell (2022-2023) and Erik Kaeding (2022-2023)

At-Large Members

Mary Neil (2020-2023)
Cheyenne Sanders (2020-2023)
Thomas Schlosser (2020-2023)
Derek Red Arrow Frank (2021-2024)
Daniel Rey-Bear (2021-2024)
Ethan Jones (2021-2024)
Andrew Fuller (2022-2025)
Dillon Spiess (2022-2025)
Jessica Roberts (2022-2025)

*Nonvoting member

Please contact committee member for specific details on their upcoming meeting dates and locations.


Join Our List Serve

To join the Section list serve and for general Section questions, please send your email address and Bar number to sections@wsba.org. For more information and to get involved with the Section, please contact Section Chair Bree Black Horse.