Jessie Archibald poses for photo.

Jessie Archibald poses for photo.

Jessie Archibald returns to Tribal Child Support Unit

Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska announced in a press release on Jan. 7 that Jessie Archibald recently accepted the position of Tribal Child Support Unit Manager.

“I am pleased to welcome Jessie back to the Tribal Child Support Unit,” Central Council president Richard Peterson said. “I have great confidence she will continue to work hard to ensure our tribal children receive the financial and emotional support they deserve.”

Archibald served eight years as the Tribe’s child support attorney. She was an instrumental part of the establishment of the Tribe’s TCSU and Tribal Court, and in 2012 was awarded the Doloresa Cadiente Hardin Tribal Justice Award by Central Council’s Judiciary Committee for her contributions to advancing tribal sovereignty.

Archibald holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Northern Colorado and Juris Doctorate from the University of Puget Sound School of Law. She has practiced law in the state of Washington and Alaska. Some of her former work includes practice as a public defender for the Nisqually Tribe and the City of Tumwater in Washington, Guardian ad Litem for the Pierce County Superior Court, and legal representation in family law and Indian Child Welfare Act cases.

“I am excited to be rejoining TCSU,” Archibald said. “I look forward to collaborating with Central Council’s departments and programs to bring quality child support services to our tribal children and families, and continue to protect the Tribe’s inherent sovereign rights.”

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