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Howard M. Shanker

Howard M. Shanker
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Howard M. Shanker has represented community groups, environmental organization, Native American tribes, tribal political subdivisions and grassroots organizations for about 25 years. In addition to being a Partner in the Shanker Law Firm, PLC, Howard is an adjunct professor at the Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Conner College of Law where he teaches upper level courses in Environmental Justice and Environmental Litigation. Howard is the former Chief Judge for the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians. He has also served as an Administrative Law Judge for the Grand Canyon Resort Company of the Hualapai Tribe. Howard Previously served a three-year term, as an appointee of President Clinton, on the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council ("NEJAC"), Enforcement Subcommittee, where he worked to create policy to mitigate disparate negative health and environmental impacts on low income and minority communities. Mr. Shanker helped represent a delegation of the Navajo Nation testify at a hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the issue of uranium mining and contamination on the Navajo Nation. Mr. Shanker also recently conducted government-to-government negotiations on behalf of the Navajo Nation, with the Obama Administration, on the issue of sacred site protection. In April, 2010, Mr. Shanker provided testimony to the U.S. Department of State, on behalf of the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission, regarding protecting Native American sacred sites.

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Tamera C. Shanker

Tamera C. Shanker
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"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children." -Nelson Mandela

The Shanker Law Firm brings together over 35 years of legal experience. 

Tamera focuses on Children’s Advocacy, Adoption Law, Juvenile Law, and Civil and Administrative Appeals. She champions children’s interests in the foster care system, having been the “voice” for hundreds of abused and neglected children. Tamera has legally assisted in creating hundreds of “forever families” through representation of Foster Families, Blended Families, Relatives, Private Couples, Same-Sex Couples, and Birth Mothers. She has successfully gone against the State representing foster parents in OLCR and Administrative Hearings and Appeals. 

   

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Samantha C. Skenandore*

Samantha C. Skenandore
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Samantha (Greendeer) Skenandore represents and advises tribal and corporate clients on a variety of issues facing Indian country with a focus on tribal governance/governmental affairs, corporate transactions, Indian gaming and litigation.  Samantha has secured favorable results in areas including state and federal legislation, SBA, 8(a) and minority business certifications, labor and employment, cultural resources preservation, complex real estate transactions, including fee to trust conversions, development of tribal commercial districts, zoning disputes and appeals, acquisition of federal surplus property, intergovernmental agreements and contracts. She has successfully represented clients before various members of congress, congressional committees and agencies through federal lobbying services. 

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