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Addressing complex legal issues in Alaska Native & Indian Law

Winalski Law LLC has experience in many aspects of Federal Indian Law, including work with Alaska Native organizations. This includes understanding how and when state law may affect Tribal interests, and applying and drafting Tribal law. My experience includes working with American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes and Tribal organizations. Winalski Law LLC also have experience and understanding of ANCSA and Alaska Native Corporations.

For example, Dawn lived in Utqiaġvik, Alaska, for nearly four years working for the North Slope Borough. As a municipal attorney, she helped address a wide range of issues impacting the people in the communities across the region, including advocating for the subsistence rights of Alaska Native people, supporting demands for government-to-government consultation, and advocating for self-determination.

At Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker, Dawn provided legal counsel to Tribes and Tribal organizations with on a wide range of topics affecting Indian Country – from health care and the opioid crisis to elections and Tribal Constitutions. Further, her experience in environmental law includes working on issues related to natural resources and cultural heritage.

Winalski Law LLC offers a number of different legal services, including working as outside general counsel, special counsel, litigation and project-specific advising. Dawn is admitted to practice in Oregon, Alaska and Klamath Tribal Court.


Winalski Law LLC offers a wide range of legal services in Alaska Native & Indian Law, including:

Tribal Sovereignty, Self-determination and Self-governance

Treaty Rights and other Tribal rights

Natural and cultural resources

Defending subsistence rights

Analyzing Tribal Constitutions and drafting Tribal laws

The Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act

Dispute Resolution

Contract Review

Statutory and regulatory compliance, including HIPAA and Environmental statutes

Addressing issues unique to Alaska Native people, Tribes, Tribal Organizations and Alaska Native Corporations