Meskwaki Nation recently welcomed back Kevin Washburn to the Meskwaki Settlement for a special visit on Thursday, January 10that the MBCH Veteran’s Memorial Convention Center. Washburn spent time working with the Meskwaki Nation as a Justice of the Appellate Court from 2008 to 2009. Since then he has served as the Dean of the University of New Mexico School of Law and as the Assistant Secretary to the Bureau of Indian Affairs under the Obama Administration from 2012 to 2015.
Washburn returned to the State of Iowa in 2018 when he was named the Dean of the University of Iowa College of Law.
Members from the Meskwaki Tribal Council, Executive Management, Meskwaki Tribal Court, MBCH Management team, along with several Tribal Operations Directors and staff were in attendance for the luncheon with Dean Washburn. After the meal, the group toured the Settlement to give Dean Washburn an update on local developments over the past 10 years.