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Natalie A. Landreth
Staff Attorney

Natalie Landreth is an enrolled member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, and a descendent of the Imatobby family. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1996, and went on to graduate from Harvard Law School in 2001. While in law school, she served as Vice-President of the Harvard Native American Law Students Association and as an Associate Editor for the Harvard Environmental Law Review, and clerked long distance for the Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation. After graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Dana Fabe, then Chief Justice on the Alaska Supreme Court in Anchorage, Alaska. She returned to Alaska to join NARF in July of 2003.

Natalie practices a broad range of Indian law from jurisdiction issues to fishing rights. She is currently lead counsel in Eyak v. Gutierrez, an aboriginal fishing rights case brought by Eyak, Tatitlek, Chenega, Nanwalek and Port Graham to regain access to historical fishing areas in the Lower Cook Inlet and Gulf of Alaska. She also works in the area of voting rights, and lead the Alaska office of the Election Protection Project in the 2004 general election. She recently co-authored a comprehensive report on the impact of the Voting Rights Act in Alaska called "Voting Rights in Alaska 1982-2006." This report prompted her to be called to testify before U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in May of 2006.

She currently serves on NARF's Litigation Management Committee, which manages the other attorneys and determines which cases to bring. Natalie is also Chair of the Alaska Native Law Section of the Alaska Bar Association, and a Board Member on Alaska Dance Theatre and the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.

Natalie is admitted to practice in Alaska, California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

 

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