Summer Contracts Available

Michael Lane is available to sponsor contracts this summer.  He is new Member of Faculty in the MPA program, working closely with the Tribal Governance cohort.  He brings over 30 years of experience in working, and engaging in training, with Indigenous communities and Allies in the following areas: community development, community based advocacy, governance and self government issues, creation of trusts, strategic planning, public health issues, and various community based training initiatives.

Michael has a Bachelor of Arts from The Evergreen State College, a Juris Doctor from Arizona State University, a Masters of Indigenous Studies (First Class Honours) from Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi ( a fully accredited Maori University in New Zealand) and is completing his PhD dissertation on Indigenous Sovereignty through the Lens of Indigenous Advocacy.

Michael can provide supervision on Individual Study contracts and Internship placements in the following areas:

  • Community Development
  • Advocacy (Public Interest and General)
  • Political and Governance Organizations and Structures
  • Indigenous Peoples issues
  • Law and Justice
  • Legal History
  • Governance Systems
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Strategic Planning
  • Water, Fishing and Hunting Rights
  • Sacred Site Protection

This list is by no means exhaustive, and if interested in having Michael Lane sponsor you,  contact him at