NIBA Governing Council

NIBA is governed by a Governing Council of seven (7) members, consisting of, President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and three (3) other Council members. Terms of office for each member of the Governing Council are two (2) years. Terms are staggered, so that there are four positions up for election in even years, and three positions up for election in odd years.


Anthony Jones
(Port Gamble S’Klallam)
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Columbia Center, 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 6100
Seattle, WA 98104-7043
P: (206) 903-2381
E: Jones.Anthony(at)


Dylan Hedden-Nicely
(Cherokee Nation)
Associate Professor
Director, Native American Law Program
University of Idaho, College of Law
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83843
P: (208) 885-0860
E. dhedden(at)


Jessica Peyton Roberts
(Cherokee Nation)
Davis Wright Tremaine
920 Fifth Avenue , Suite 3300
Seattle, WA 98104-1610
P: (206) 757-8375


Sarah Roubidoux Lawson
(Iowa of Kansas and Nebraska)
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
1420 5th Ave, Suite 3400
Seattle, WA  98101
P: (206) 407-1507
E: slawson(at)

At-Large Members

Tommy Miller
P.O. Box 3547
Omak, WA 98841
P: (509) 563-4468
E: tommy(at)

Charisse Arce
(Dena’ina Athabascan, Aleut)
U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Alaska
222 West 7th Avenue, Room 253, #9
Anchorage, AK 99513
P: (907)271-5071
E: charisse.arce(at)

Martha Klein Izenson
Native American Program, Legal Aid Services of Oregon (NAPOLS)
4531 SE Belmont Avenue, Suite 201
Portland, OR 97215
P: 971-703-7107
E: m.klein.izenson(at)