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Del Laverdure, JD, BS


Del Laverdure is an enrolled citizen of the Crow Nation, a member of the Ties the Bundle Clan, and a descendant of the Little Shell Band of Chippewa Indians. Del is an active participant in indigenous and intergenerational ceremonies including sweat lodge, vision quest, smudging, giveaways, spiritual naming, public speaking, tobacco pipe, animal and plant medicine, honoring sacred sites, medicine wheel, spiritual offerings, four elements and four directions. As an indigenous person, Del's experience and work is born out of his lifelong relationships with indigenous families and communities and healing from intergenerational trauma.

Over his professional career, Del has served many tribal nations in a wide variety of capacities including testifying and advocating for tribal legislation in Congress, guiding indigenous communities through federal agencies to obtain much needed resources, and navigating intergovernmental relations at all levels on a wide spectrum of indigenous issues. Del has served as legal counsel for over two decades, held a U.S. presidential appointment from 2009-2012, held numerous tribal judgeships, and was an assistant professor of law. Del earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1995 and his Juris Doctor in 1999.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Del Laverdure is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Mr. Laverdure has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Del Laverdure has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.