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Posted on: Aug 28, 2019

Travis is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to law school, Travis traveled across the United States and Canada competing as a Professional Native American Powwow dancer and became a World Champion in 2008. Travis’ career in Powwow inspired him to obtain his Juris Doctorate at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where he focused his studies on tribal economic development and environmental law.

Following law school, Travis completed an LL.M-Thesis at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, where he studied how private-market contracts can reconcile Indigenous peoples with natural-resource development. After he completed his LL.M program, Travis served as a tribal-attorney for First Nation governments in Saskatchewan, Canada. He negotiated with administrative agencies to explain how natural-resource projects might impact Aboriginal lands and advised chief and councils on tribal governance and litigation matters. 

After the birth of his daughter, Travis and his wife moved to Indiana to be near family. Travis joined the Office of Attorney General in the fall of 2018 and works in the Advisory Division. Travis was recently admitted to the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University, where he will pursue a Master’s in Business Administration while continuing in his role at the Office of Attorney General. 

Travis is a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Indianapolis Bar Association and proud to serve on the social committee. This year Travis helped organize the annual YLD Cornhole Tournament and is a frequent flyer at most events hosted by the YLD. Travis lives with his family on a hundred-year-old farm in Lebanon, where he spends his spare time chasing chickens back into their coop.

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