Greenberg Traurig‘s Loretta A. Tuell Appointed to Board of Trustees for the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

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Loretta A. Tuell, of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been appointed to the board of trustees for the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) for a term of three years.

Loretta A. Tuell, a shareholder in the American Indian Law and Government Law & Policy practices in the Washington, D.C. office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been appointed to the board of trustees for the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) for a term of three years. The museum is governed by a 25-member board of trustees, 17 of whom are Native Americans, including Tuell, who is a citizen of the Nez Perce Tribe.

The NMAI is an active and visible component of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum complex. The museum is a diverse and multifaceted cultural and educational enterprise and holds and preserves one of the world’s most expansive collections of Native artifacts, including objects, photographs, archives and media. The museum regularly displays these artifacts and treasures to the public through three facilities in Washington, D.C., New York City and Suitland, Maryland, and also serves its educational mission through traveling exhibitions and community programs throughout the hemisphere.

“We are extremely proud of Loretta and her work with the NMAI,” said Troy A. Eid, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s national American Indian Law Practice. “Loretta’s past leadership in Congress, the executive branch and private practice, as well as her broad geographic experience and personal connections from Hawaii to Alaska, from California to Florida, and virtually all Indian country everywhere in between, has positioned her well to assist the NMAI’s goals of serving as a resource for Native communities, and also serving the greater public as an honest and thoughtful conduit to Native cultures—present and past—in all their richness, depth and diversity. Her dedication and commitment to the Native American people is in direct alignment with the American Indian Law practice group’s work and Greenberg Traurig’s broader focus on fostering a work culture and environment that supports and encourages diversity and inclusion.”

Tuell will speak Nov. 17 at a CLE International conference in Denver on federal efforts to protect Native American and Alaska Native cultural resources. An overview of the conference can be seen here.

Tuell focuses her practice on American Indian law, governmental law and policy, and gaming matters. For more than 20 years, Tuell has worked in the arena of federal Indian law and policy. She has devised strategies, executed legislative advocacy, developed national policy and advocated before the U.S. Congress, the White House and federal agencies such as the Department of the Interior, the National Indian Gaming Commission and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. She previously served as chair and is a board member of the United National Indian Tribal Youth Inc., (UNITY). She was the first American Indian woman to win the American Bar Association’s prestigious Margret Brent award, which recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of women lawyers who have excelled in their field and have paved the way to success for other women lawyers, earning that honor in 2009.

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