Matthew L.M. Fletcher is a Professor of Law at Michigan State University College of Law, and Director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center. He is the primary editor and author of the leading law blog on American Indian law and policy, Turtle Talk.
In addition to his academic work, he is an appellate judge for the Hoopa Valley Tribal Court of Appeals, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Appellate Court, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Tribal Court of Appeals, and the Chief Appellate Judge for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Supreme Court.
Former FBI agent Walter Lamar is a federal law enforcement specialist. He has served as Deputy Director to the the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Law Enforcement, and Senior Adviser to the Department of the Interior’s Office of Law Enforcement and Security.
In his 19 years as an FBI agent, Lamar received the FBI Shield of Bravery twice, and worked on high profile cases such as the Zodiac Killer, the Oklahoma City Federal Building Bombing, and the Branch Davidian standoff near Waco, Texas.
In the past, Lamar has been an overseer to the Tribal Juvenile Alternatives to Detention report to Congress. He is a citizen of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana and descendant of the Wichita Tribe of Oklahoma.
Lamar is the founder and President of Lamar Associates LLC, a security consulting firm that provides professional services for emergency preparedness, risk management, drug/gang awareness and prevention, and law enforcement training attuned to Native American tribal communities and organizations.