Regional Native Public Defense

Northern Minnesota, White Earth, Leech Lake, Bemidji

The Regional Native Public Defense Corporation
seeks justice and fair treatment

for White Earth and Leech Lake members facing criminal charges in and around the White Earth and Leech Lake reservations. The RNPDC acts to respond to historical mistreatment and the racial disparities prevalent for Native people in the criminal justice system today.

The RNPDC seeks to fulfill its mission through the following means:

  • By providing quality, culturally appropriate representation for individual White Earth and Leech Lake members facing criminal charges in and around the
    White Earth and Leech Lake reservations.
  • By creating systemic change through impact cases, education services
    and public outreach.
  • By forming strategic alliances with all components of the criminal justice system.
  • By protecting and enhancing individual and collective tribal sovereignty.