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The Role of Sovereign Indian Nations
November 5 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Event Title: THE ROLE OF SOVEREIGN INDIAN NATIONS IN THE AMERICAN LEGAL AND POLITICAL FABRIC, AND HOW CITIES CAN EFFECTIVELY ENGAGE WITH THEM
You’re invited to attend out next topical discussion luncheon featuring a presentation from Ethel Branch. Ethel Branch is the Attorney General of the Navajo Nation. In that capacity, she serves as the Chief Legal Officer for the Navajo Nation and oversees the Navajo Nation Department of Justice and the Navajo Nation Office of the Prosecutor. Ms. Branch’s work as Attorney General has focused on strengthening the Nation’s Criminal Code and public safety system, rooting out white collar crime and public corruption, responding to the Gold King Mine Spill, assisting with the Navajo Nation’s first-time Limited Public Offering, and protecting Bears Ears National Monument. She formerly practiced law at Kanji & Katzen, PLLC, a law firm solely committed to advocacy on behalf of Native Nations. There, Ethel advised and represented Native Nations on a variety of issues, with a focus on restoring tribal natural resources and shielding tribal revenues. Previously, Ethel served as a tribal finance associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP, assisting Native Nations in gaining access to the capital markets and in leveraging their assets to fund the development of critical capital infrastructure in Indian country. Ethel is a graduate of Harvard University, where she earned her B.A. cum laude in History, her Master’s in Public Policy, and her J.D.