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Trainer Biography

Joanne Willis Newton

Joanne Willis Newton established her own legal practice in 2005, after seven years with California Indian Legal Services. Before joining California Indian Legal Services, she worked for several years as a consultant on matters of Aboriginal law in Canada, after articling with the Department of Justice Canada. Joanne has served Tribes, tribal agencies, and individuals on a broad range of Indian/Aboriginal law issues.

In Canada, she worked as a consultant to federal agencies, such as the Department of  ndian Affairs and Northern Development and the Department of Justice, on Aboriginal rights issues, including land rights, and hunting and treaty rights.  In addition, she has provided legal research, analysis and writing services to a number of First Nations entities.  Read more.

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