August 17, 2006
Contracts Prof Weekly Spotlight: Angelique EagleWoman (Wambdi WasteWin)
J.D., University of
Angelique EagleWoman has joined the Hamline University Law faculty this August. Her teaching areas include Contracts I, Contracts II and Native American Law in 2006-2007.
I grew up both on the reservation and off, between
During my preteen years, my father often gave me political
manifestos to read. I read “Custer Died
for Your Sins,” “The Trail of Broken Treaties,” and “Bury My Heart at
Through my high school years, I attended both public schools
and a tribal school. I applied to
Stanford and was routed to a postgraduate year at the preparatory school,
Northfield Mount Hermon in
From there, I took several years off to return to my home
reservation and soon moved to a nearby reservation, the Spirit Lake Reservation
In the midst of the Indian mascot controversy, I spent a
tense three years at the University of North Dakota School of Law. During the summers, I clerked at the
prestigious Indian law firm of Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse & Endreson in
After a year and a half with Upward Bound, I reentered legal practice at the request of my Tribe, the Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Oyate. Representing my Tribe and working as an associate at several Indian law firms over the years, I worked on various contracts involving Tribal Nations, state governments and agencies, federal governmental agencies, and private tribal clients conducting businesses. After several years, I followed the old dream to the University of Tulsa College of Law and attained my L.L.M. in American Indian and Indigenous Studies with Honors.
I am pleased to be a new member of the Hamline Law faculty and teaching a full year of Contracts Law to first year law students. The law of contracts is a fundamental building block for lawyers working in all areas of economic development, for those who will represent clients seeking to enter into commercial relationships with Tribal Nations, and for those who will be representing Tribal Nations and other tribal business clients.
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