Overview

Leah Sixkiller closes finance transactions for Indian tribes, banking and financial institutions, and developers.

Indian Country Financing Transactions

Leah’s experience includes bond offerings, and taxable and tax-exempt loans and transactions involving development, construction, expansion and refinancing of casinos, hotels, government buildings and other projects. While negotiating financing transactions in Indian Country, Leah navigates relationships with the National Indian Gaming Commission, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Special Trustee and other regulatory bodies.

Tribal Gaming Laws

Leah advises clients on matters involving gaming laws, and she frequently counsels tribal gaming regulators on compliance, rulemaking and other regulatory matters.

Tribal Law Background

Leah holds a certificate of Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. Leah is a citizen of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota

Court Admissions

Prairie Island Indian Community Tribal Court

Education

University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
J.D. Dean's List, College of Law Achievement Award (2010)

Harvard University
B.A. (2007)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Creating a Tribally-Centered RFP for Financial Services
    Native American Finance Officers Association Conference, Tulsa, October 2017
  • Contract Support Roundtable
    Native American Finance Officers Association Conference, New Orleans, April 2014
  • Women in Indian Law Panel
    William Mitchell College of Law, 2013

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center

Professional Associations

  • National Native American Bar Association
  • Minnesota American Indian Bar Association — Board Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy — Inductee, 2013; Featured Alumni Speaker, 2014

Civic Activities

  • Harvard Club of Minnesota

Honors

  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2015
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