Ethel B. Branch

ethelAttorney General, Navajo Nation Department of Justice

Ethel Branch is the Attorney General of the Navajo Nation. She formerly served as an attorney at Kanji & Katzen, PLLC, a law firm solely committed to advocacy on behalf of Native Nations. There Ethel advised and represented Native Nations on a variety of issues, with a focus on restoring tribal natural resources and shielding tribal revenues. Previously, Ethel was an indigenous human rights attorney in Washington, D.C., where she helped advance the implementation of the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the United States and the Americas. Ethel also served as a tribal finance associate assisting tribes in gaining access to the capital markets and in leveraging tribal assets to fund the development of critical capital infrastructure in Indian country. Ethel is a graduate of Harvard University, where she earned her B.A. cum laude in History, her Masters in Public Policy, and her J.D.