Gabe Galanda to Address 23rd Annual Centennial Accord Regarding Native Prisoner Religious Practices

Gabe Galanda has been invited by the Governor's Office of Indian Affairs to speak at the 23rd Annual Centennial Accord, which is being held at the Suquamish Community House on June 7, 2012.  The Centennial Accord is the annual meeting between the Washington State Governor and the elected leaders of the 29 Tribal Governments in Washington. Gabe will speak on "State-Tribal Relations: Best Practices," in specific reference to Native American prisoner religious freedoms.

Department of Corrections – Native Religious Practices

Honorable Brian Cladoosby, Chairman, Swinomish

Bernie Warner, Secretary, Department of Corrections

Gabriel Galanda, Attorney at Law, Galanda Broadman, PLLC

Earlier this week, Gabe was quoted in a front page Seattle Times article about a two-year tribal-state effort to reform Department of Corrections policy to restore various Native American religious rights and cultural practices.

Gabriel "Gabe" Galanda is a partner at Galanda Broadman PLLC, of Seattle, an American Indian owned law firm.  He is an enrolled member of the Round Valley Indian Tribes of Covelo, California.  Gabe helps tribal governments and Indians citizens defend against tribal and indigenous rights violations by federal, state and local government actors. Gabe can be reached at 206.691.3631 or