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Keith Richotte, Jr.

Keith Richotte, Jr. is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians and an associate professor of American Studies at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill where he teaches classes in American Indian Studies and American law.  Prior to joining UNC, Dr. Richotte taught at the University of North Dakota School of Law where he taught classes in Indian Law, Jurisprudence, and Torts  His scholarship concerns tribal governance and constitutionalism.  Dr. Richotte’s first book, Claiming Turtle Mountain’s Constitution, is now available from UNC Press. His next project is an Indian Law and Policy textbook for the undergraduate and graduate student audiences.

Dr. Richotte earned his Ph.D. From the American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota in 2009, his LL.M. from the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program at the University of Arizona School of Law in 2007, and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2004.  Dr. Richotte has also proudly served as an Associate Justice on the Turtle Mountain since 2009.