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Hon. Theresa M. Pouley Hon. Theresa M. Pouley is the Associate Judge of the Tulalip Tribes, formerly the Chief Judge of the Lummi Nation Tribal Court.
"The circumstances are absolutely dire ...
"The circumstances are absolutely dire for Indian children," said Theresa Pouley, chief judge of the Tulalip Tribal Court in Washington state and a member of the Indian Law and Order Commission.
"The circumstances are absolutely dire ...
"The circumstances are absolutely dire for Indian children," said Theresa M. Pouley, the chief judge of the Tulalip Tribal Court in Washington state and a member of the Indian Law and Order Commission.
fluently recites statistics in a weary refrain: "One-quarter of Indian children live in poverty, versus 13 percent in the United States.
Bios - 15th National Indian Nations Conference
Theresa Pouley (Colville Confederated Tribes) The Honorable Theresa M. Pouley is a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes in eastern Washington and a Judge of the Northwest Intertribal Court System, through which she serves as the Associate Justice of the Colville Court of Appeals and Chief Judge of the Tulalip Tribal Court.
President Barack Obama appointed Judge Pouley to the Indian Law and Order Commission.
Formerly, Judge Pouley served as Chief Judge of the Lummi Tribal Court, as President of the Northwest Tribal Court Judges Association, and on the Board of Directors for the National American Indian Court Judges Association.
presented to U.S. Supreme Court Justices Oâ€™Connor and Breyer on â€œIndigenous Justice Paradigms.â€� On numerous occasions, she
testified before the U.S. Senate
Committee on Indian Affairs.
For the last several years, she
has worked and lectured with the Administrative Office of the Washington State Courts
and local, state, and national conferences regarding domestic violence and Indian law.
In 2004, she
was selected by the Washington Supreme Court
to sit on the â€œHistorical Court of Justice,â€� which reviewed and exonerated Chief Leschi.
She was awarded the National Tribal Child Supportâ€™s Award for Outstanding Judge in 2005, and she was part of the Tulalip Tribal Court team that was recognized with a Harvard University Honoring Nations Award in 2006 for its focus on therapeutic and indigenous approaches to criminal law.
She earned her BA from Gonzaga University and her JD from Wayne State College of Law.
News | Tribal Law and Order Resource Center
Presidential appointments: Ted Quasula, Carole Goldberg, Theresa Pouley
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama
announced his intent on Wednesday, Jan. 19 to appoint the following to the Indian Law and Order Commission
: Carole E. Goldberg, Theresa M. Pouley
, and Ted Quasula.
Pouley is currently the Chief Judge of the Tulalip Tribal Court.
She is also an Associate Justice of the Colville Tribal Court of Appeals, and a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes in Northeast Washington.
Judge Pouley has served as the President of the Northwest Tribal Court Judges Association since 2005, and on the Board of Directors for the National Tribal Court Judges Association from 2003 to 2004.
From 1999 to 2005, Judge Pouley was the Chief Judge of the Lummi Nation.
In 2009, she worked with the Department of Justice as a facilitator for the "Tribal Nations Listening Session", and in 2010 she facilitated a "Focus Group on Human Trafficking of American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Children" developed by the Office for Victims of Crime.
has also worked and lectured with the Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts
on domestic violence and Indian law issues for the last several years.
frequently lectures at local, state and national conferences on Tribal Courts
and Indian law issues, and makes regular presentations at the University of Washington's
Indian Law Symposium.
In 2005, The National Tribal Child Support Association named her Outstanding Judge.
Previously, Judge Pouley
practiced law in Michigan and Washington until her
appointment to the bench in 1999.
She continues to teach Indian law at Edmonds Community College, and previously taught at Northwest Indian College.
Judge Pouley holds a B.A. from Gonzaga University and a J.D. from Wayne State University Law School.