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Kimberly Craven

Kimberly Craven

Kimberly Craven is a passionate, highly-motivated Indian law and policy expert who has a wealth of experience when it comes to assisting Tribal peoples to protect their rights, save their homelands and dramatically improve their standards of living. In particular, she has in-depth expertise in issues that have proven to have a significant impact on that critical government-to-government relationship. Her sage counsel has been sought by the Eastern Shoshone Tribe in Wyoming, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe in Colorado, the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court in South Dakota as well as the Hopi Tribe in Arizona. Kimberly served as the Executive Director for the Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs where she was responsible for managing the intergovernmental relationship between the State of Washington and the 29 federally recognized Tribes within the State’s boundaries. In the capacity of fighting for Tribal rights, she has also served as a General Attorney, Chief Judge, and Associate Magistrate. Plus, she has worked tirelessly for a number of non-profit organizations dedicated to improving social and economic conditions for Native peoples, including one that successfully defended Tribal treaty fishing rights for the Columbia River in Oregon. In addition, she has handled a wide variety of Indian Child Welfare cases. Kimberly earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Colorado School of Law and then went on to complete her L.L.M. in Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy from the University of Arizona. When Kimberly isn’t exercising her right to champion causes for Tribal peoples, she enjoys exercising, cooking and curling up with a good book.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Prevail Against FMC

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Twenty-two million tons of radioactive and carcinogenic hazardous waste were generated and stored on the Shoshone Bannock Reservation by the FMC ...
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FCC Announces When 2.5 GHz Window Opens For Tribes

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It was good news for Indian Country today as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that a six month window will open, starting in ...
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House Hearing on Native 8(a) Contracting: Emerging Issues

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Fueled by Los Angeles Times reporting on “fake” Indians reaping millions of dollars of contracts set aside for minority contractors, the ...
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Late Breaking Updates

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Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for funding from the Dept. of Energy Tribal Energy Program to kick -start that renewable energy project on your ...
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Bridging the Tribal Digital Divide

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The vast Tribal Digital Divide was the focus of a recent Senate Indian Affairs hearing on a newly released Government Accountability Office (GAO) ...
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National Tribal Energy Summit Concludes With New Funding Announcement

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The urgency of energy independence has long been recognized as an important goal by the United State's military branches. Southern Ute Tribal member, ...
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Native American Vets Face Unique Challenges

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Recently, Andrew Simpson, a Navajo Nation member, a Vietnam Veteran and Board Chairperson of Sage Memorial Hospital in Ganado, Arizona presented ...
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GSA's Motion to Dismiss in Contract Case Fails

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The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) recently handed down a decision in a dispute over a lease that denied General Services Agency’s (GSA) ...
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Formation of PACs For Individuals, Breweries, Associations & Guilds

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Now that you know what Political Action Committees (PACs) can do and have been doing, are you curious as to how to start one? According to the ...
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Gulf War Veteran Fatally Shot 14 Times by Lodi Police Officers

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If the two City of Lodi Police Officer had been trained how to deal with violent, armed schizophrenic individuals, Parminder Shergill, a 37 year old ...
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