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Attorney General Valerie Devol

Dear members of the Kaw Nation,

My name is Valerie Devol, of Devol and Associates, your newly elected Kaw Nation Attorney General. In April I was voted into this position and have been diligently working for the Kaw Nation since. I am a graduate of the University of Oklahoma where I received a Bachelor of Business Administration and the University of Missouri where I received my Juris Doctorate as well as a Master of Laws in Taxation. In 2013 I opened up my own practice, Devol and Associates. My practice focuses in several areas of law including municipal, tax, estate planning, and business development, but I have a particular interest in applying these areas to Native American law. Building strong Tribal communities and governments is one of my main objectives which is just one reason why I am enthusiastic to serve the Kaw Nation as the new Attorney General.

As in any Tribal government, it is important to have an understanding of the unique political relationship Tribes have with the state and federal governments, and more importantly, an understanding of the importance of self-governance and sovereignty. My experiences have shown me the value of these principles and I commit to providing the best service to the Kaw Nation during my time as the Attorney General. The Kaw Nation is a thriving Nation, and I hope to continue, and be a part of the continuing progress the Kaw Nation will make in its many endeavors.

As a frequent speaker on Tribal economic development, my hope is to foster the Kaw Nation’s economic development opportunities in the role as Attorney General. My unique perspective is based on personal experiences with other Tribal governments, and these perspectives will bring value to the Kaw Nation. I am looking forward to the advancements the Kaw Nation will make and I look forward to representing the Kaw Nation as the Attorney General.

Thank you,
Valerie Devol

ARTICLE VII: ATTORNEY GENERAL
Attorney General. There shall be an office of Attorney General. The Attorney General shall be a member in good standing of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, or of any United States Court of Appeals, or of any District Court of the United States, or a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of any state of the United States and need not be a citizen of the Kaw Nation. The Attorney General shall represent the Kaw Nation in all criminal cases in the courts of the Kaw Nation, and in all civil actions wherein the Kaw Nation is a party, and shall provide an opinion as to the constitutionality of laws at the request of the Chair, Tribal Council, or General Council, and shall have such other duties as may be prescribed by legislation and approved by the General Council. When the Attorney General position is vacant the Tribal Council shall present three (3) candidates for Attorney General to the General Council who shall select one for a term of three (3) years. The Attorney General shall be authorized to designate such prosecutors and other assistants that are necessary to carry out the duties of the office, and the Attorney General may only be removed from office in accordance with Article XI, Section 3, of this Constitution.

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