The Tulsa City Council recently confirmed the appointment of Mike McBride, a director at Crowe & Dunlevy, to the Greater Tulsa Area Indian Affairs Commission.
"We are delighted about Mayor Dewey Bartlett's appointment and the Tulsa City Council's appointment of Mike," said Kevin Gordon, president of Crowe & Dunlevy. "The commission does very important work for the Indian community, and Mike will be a great asset to their team."
The commission, among many purposes, encourages and promotes unity and understanding among Indian people, governmental agencies and committees of the City of Tulsa, Tulsa County and the State of Oklahoma. The commission assists Indian people in developing their talents and abilities, aids the Indian communities’ realization of its human resources and encourages a greater understanding and appreciation of Indian people within the Indian community and the greater Tulsa area.
The commission also aids in the preservation of cultures of Indian people and enhances and promotes educational opportunities among Indian citizens and our community.
McBride is chair of the Indian Law and Gaming Practice Group in Crowe & Dunlevy's Tulsa office. He has practiced law for two decades and represents many tribal governments. He is a director of the Tulsa Indian Club, Inc., a trustee for the Pawnee Nation College and served for almost a decade as a Justice for the Pawnee Nation Supreme Court.
He is a past chair of the Oklahoma Bar Association's and Federal Bar Association's Indian Law Sections, as well as a former national director and general counsel to the Federal Bar Association's board of directors.
Posted on Tue, May 21, 2013
by Crowe & Dunlevy