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Florida Bar member Travis Trueblood takes a seat on the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Supreme Court

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Travis Trueblood

Travis Trueblood

Florida Bar member Travis Trueblood of Ft. Lauderdale has been appointed an associate justice pro tempore of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (NHBP) Supreme Court.

“I am honored to be selected to serve in such a trusted capacity,” Trueblood said. “I will do my absolute best to honor the Seven Grandfather Teachings while carrying out the duties of the office.”

An enrolled Member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Trueblood will fill a vacancy created by an expired term of office.

“Justice Travis Trueblood is a distinguished attorney who has expertise in federal Indian law,” said NHBP Chief Justice Leander Bergen. “We look forward to serving with him.”

Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi

Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi

Trueblood was recently sworn in by the NHBP Tribal Court for a six-year term.

With decades of experience representing tribes, corporations, non-profits, and individuals, Trueblood understands the legal issues unique to Tribes and sovereignty, according to the NHBP.

“To meet the specialized legal needs of Native American tribes and their stakeholders, he provides advocacy on a broad range of Indian law issues in federal courts and in proceedings before federal agencies,” the tribe said in a statement.

Trueblood serves as a Major in the West Virginia Air National Guard. He is also a veteran of the United States Navy and United States Air Force. He also contributes countless hours each year mentoring Native attorneys and as an advocate for children in immigration removal proceedings. Trueblood’s prior experience includes positions as a federal law enforcement officer and as a Special United States Attorney in the Middle District of Florida and the District of Maryland. He is licensed in Florida, the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Texas.

The mission of the NHBP Tribal Court [Dbaknegéwen] is to fully implement the delegation of constitutional judicial authority from the people of the Tribe consistent with self-determination, the sovereign powers of the nation, traditional values, fairness, and justice.

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