Alison joins Dorsey from the U.S. Department of the Interior, where she served as a Senior Policy Advisor, providing policy advice to the Office of the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs and senior leadership at Interior on matters involving tribes and their members.
She also served as Senior Director of Cabinet Affairs at The White House, acting as liaison between the President and his Cabinet, coordinating communications, policy and logistics and managing issues that involve multiple federal agencies. Her portfolio included the U.S. Department of Interior, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Federal Communications Commission.
Alison previously served as Legislative Assistant to Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) in the areas of Indian affairs, education, and telecommunications. She began her federal government service as a Staff Attorney at the National Indian Gaming Commission.
Alison is an enrolled member of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians located in Michigan and Indiana.
- Negotiated the restoration of 25,000 acres to the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation through negotiation of a multi-party agreement between the Nation, U.S. Department of Interior, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Primary author of the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act (Pub. L. 114-244)
- Secured final passage of the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113-168)
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NAFOA 2017 Fall Finance & Tribal Economies Conference, “Debating a Tax Fix for Indian Country”
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