Laura Seelau graduated from the University of Arizona with degrees in Law (J.D.) and Latin American Studies (M.A.). She has experience working for the United Nations on projects related to indigenous peoples. Specifically, she studied under and worked for James Anaya, the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous Peoples. Laura is an expert on international law and has presented on the topic in both English and Spanish on numerous occasions.


Ryan Seelau received his law degree (J.D.) from the University of Iowa, and then went on to receive advanced degrees (LLM and S.J.D.) from the University of Arizona in Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy. His most extensive work experience is with the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy in the areas of general research and curriculum development. He has, however, also worked with a number of different organizations on indigenous-related projects in areas as diverse as: justice systems, economic development, and health. His expertise is grounded in U.S. Indian Law, and more generally, in governance structures and theory.