Native American Congressional Internship

Meet our Interns

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Aaron L. Fournier, Chickasaw Nation
University of Oklahoma-Norman

Aaron Fournier is a member of the Chickasaw Nation and a native Oklahoman. He is currently pursuing his juris doctor as a first-year law student at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Aaron works for his tribe at the South Central Climate Science Center where he has assisted in authoring a handbook that will help university researchers cultivate working relationships with Oklahoma tribal members, while respecting native customs. He also conducts science camps that introduce Native children to weather, climate, and natural sciences by encouraging participation in interactive experiments. In the future, he plans to work in Washington, D.C. where he can use his degree to advocate for increased tribal sovereignty.

Aaron L. Fournier Chickasaw Nation
Ashleigh N. Fixico Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Christina C. Bell Andrews Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona
DesiRae A. Deschine Navajo Nation
Joshua R. Bertalotto Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe of Louisiana
Karlen A. Yallup Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon
Katherine N. McCleary Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
Nancy L. Deere-Turney Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Portia K. Skenandore-Wheelock Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin
Trevor J. Farland Navajo Nation