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ATLG welcomes respected Indian Law attorney Little Fawn Boland

January 19, 2011
Contact:   Academy of Tribal & Local Government

Academy of Tribal & Local Government proudly welcomes respected Indian Law attorney Little Fawn Boland to its world-class faculty

A member of the Piro-Manso-Tiwa of the San Juan de Guadalupe Pueblo, Ms. Boland is a recognized expert in representing tribes and Native Americans

Long Beach, CA – The Academy of Tribal & Local Government, the leading training and education institute in Indian Country, has welcomed Little Fawn Boland, a widely-respected expert in federal Indian Law, to its world-class faculty. Based in San Francisco, California, Ms. Boland is the founder of LFB Legal. LFB Legal offers comprehensive general counsel services to tribal governments and tribal entities nationwide as well as individual Native Americans and entities seeking to partner with tribes.

Ms. Boland is experienced in multiple practice areas including litigation and tribal administrative and transactional law. As an attorney and professional, she has experience in real estate and business development, corporate and tribal governance, project management, finance, and legislative analysis.

Prior to founding LFB Legal, Ms. Boland was a partner with Rosette & Associates, PC, a Native American-owned and operated law firm representing tribal governments and tribal entities nationwide. During her tenure, she focused on protecting tribal rights and interests, including tribal civil and criminal jurisdiction, federal trust obligations, tribal-state gaming compacts, tribal sovereign immunity, and the protection of cultural, environmental, and resource rights.

Her career has included, general and special counsel services such as litigation, administrative law, contract negotiation and project finance, advocacy and negotiation with outside governments, NEPA compliance, and Indian Lands Decision and fee-to-trust applications as related the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. She also crafted comprehensive employment law handbooks for tribal governments.

From 2006-2007, Ms. Boland served as General Counsel of the Washoe Tribe, providing legal counsel to the tribal government, departments and boards. She advocated for and defended the interests and trust assets of the tribe, negotiated intergovernmental agreements, and drafted tribal codes, policies and ordinances, always with the fundamental goal of protecting tribal sovereignty.

Ms. Boland earned her Juris Doctor in 2005 from the University of California’s Hastings College of Law, where she was a moot court champion and ranked second in the world at the 2004 Jessup International Moot Court Competition. She is an enrolled member of the Piro-Manso-Tiwa of the San Juan de Guadalupe Pueblo in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

“Little Fawn’s strong Native American heritage and remarkable legal expertise have made her a formidable force in the Indian Law field,” stated Academy co-founder and CEO Deron Marquez. “We are honored to have her joining the Academy family.”

About the Academy of Tribal & Local Government

The Academy of Tribal & Local Government is a Native-owned and operated institute advancing productive relations between federally recognized tribal and local governments nationwide. Utilizing a renowned faculty with more than 200 years of cumulative real world and academic experience in Indian Country, the Academy develops customized education programs offering long-term solutions that serve the unique economic, social and cultural needs of these governments. The Academy also serves Indian Country through comprehensive online training for goods and service providers nationwide through its Vendor Certification Program. For more information please visit our website at