Matthew Fletcher

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.

Fletcher specializes in a number of areas of law, especially pertaining to federal law and Indian Tribes, Indian law and policy, and has written a number of scholarly papers. He has authored several books; American Indian Education: Counternarratives in Racism, Struggle, and the Law; American Indian Tribal Law; and edited Facing the Future: the Indian Child Welfare Act at 30.

Fletcher is a citizen of the Grand Traverse Band, located in Peshawbestown, Michigan.

He has appeared on Wyoming Public Radio, and The Fronteras Changing America Desk.

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Michigan State University College of Law Professor, and Director of the Indigenous Law & Policy Center

Areas of Expertise: Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), Federal Law, Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law, Indian Law & Policy, Land Claims, Tribal Indian Gaming

Location: East Lansing, MI

Contact Information:

Email: matthew.fletcher@law.msu.edu

Phone: (517) 432-6909

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Walter Lamar

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.

Lamar has appeared on NPR member station KUNM and Native America Calling.

Walter Lamar
Former FBI and BIA Deputy Director of Law Enforcement

Areas of Expertise: Security, Law Enforcement and Training, Drug and Gang Awareness, Community Policing, Tribal Law Enforcement, Risk Management

Location: Washington, DC

Contact Information:
Email: walter@lamarassociates.net
Phone: 202 230-8741

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