Raven speaks with Mary J. Pavel shares about American Indian Sovereignty and Law and more.
Mary J. Pavel is a member of the Skokomish Tribe of Washington. Mary joined the nationally recognized federally Indian law firm of Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry in 1992 and became a partner in January 1999. Mary was one of the first Indian women to be made a partner in a National Law Firm. Ms. Pavel graduated from the University of Washington School of Law and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Dartmouth College. Mary works in all phases of the Firm’s practice, with a special emphasis in legislative matters pending before Congress. Mary has been noted in the Hill Newspaper as one of the Nation’s top tribal advocates in Washington, D.C. She is the Founding President of the Native American Bar Association of Washington, D.C. She is a member of both the Washington State Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar Association.