Gabe Galanda: "Reviving Tribal Kinship"


On Thursday, Gabe Galanda delivered a talk, “Reviving Tribal Kinship,” as part of the Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program’s Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series at the University of Arizona College of Law.

Gabe’s talk in Tucson was an expanded version of a 10-minute Insight Blast, “Reimagining Tribal Citizenship,” which he delivered at Harvard University’s Kennedy School last spring.

Gabe calls upon tribal communities to reconcile traditional tribal kinship systems and rules with modern Native nationhood, in order to countervail the destruction caused to Indian peoples by colonialism and federalism, particularly through non-indigenous practices like blood quantum and disenrollment.

The slides from his latest talk can be viewed here.


Gabriel “Gabe” Galanda is the managing lawyer at Galanda Broadman. He belongs to the Round Valley Indian Tribes. Gabe can be reached at 206.300.7801 or