Nicole Ducheneaux Named 2016 Native American “40 Under 40” Award Recipient

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Nicole Ducheneaux Named 2016 Native American “40 Under 40” Award Recipient

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED; res.ncaied.org) is pleased to announce its 2016 class of “Native American 40 Under 40” award recipients. This prestigious award is bestowed upon individuals under the age of 40, nominated by members of their communities, who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication and made significant contributions in business and their community.

Nicole Ducheneaux, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and a resident of Omaha, NE is among the 40 under 40 award winners that were honored during the 41st Annual Indian Progress in Business Awards (INPRO) Gala at the Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino in Santa Fe, NM on November 16th. The awards are part of the Reservation Economic Summit New Mexico (RES New Mexico), which is a regional event for the premier economic development gathering in Indian Country. National RES in Las Vegas will celebrate its 31st year this coming March.

Nicole Ducheneaux is a Partner at Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP, where she represents tribes and tribal entities in state, federal, and tribal courts. Most recently, Nicole has represented her own tribe in litigation over Dakota Access Pipeline. She previously served as a Staff Attorney for the Office of the State Public Defender and Montana Capital Defense Office, representing indigent defendants in State court primarily on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Nicole received her J.D. from the University of Montana School of Law and B.A. in U.S. History from Fort Lewis College.