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Terri Yellowhammer

Terri Yellowhammer, an attorney, is the Indian Child Welfare Consultant for the State of Minnesota Department of Human Services. She also currently trains trainers for Minnesota's Child Welfare Training System. She is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Lakota Nation of North and South Dakota, and graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1995.

Ms. Yellowhammer began her legal career as an Assistant Attorney General in the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office in the Education and Human Services Divisions, specializing in mental health law. From there she joined the staff at the Indian Child Welfare Law Center, where she represented clients involved in ICWA cases in county child protection matters. She has served as a guardian ad litem in cases involving American Indian families for Hennepin and Ramsey Counties. Ms. Yellowhammer is also an Associate Judge with the White Earth Nation Tribal Court.

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