NALSA Fundraiser a Success

April 1, 2015 - Tamara Williams

Professor Reed Benson
NALSA Officers
NALSA officers report that the fundraiser was the first in a tradition for many years to come.

The Native American Law Students Association held a very successful fundraiser at the Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino in February. The event supplemented NALSA’s general funds and provided networking for members.

“It’s the first time that NALSA hosted an event of this magnitude and it was fantastic,” said Kelsea Raether (’17) on behalf of the NALSA Board.

The Pueblo of Pojoaque and the Executive Board of Buffalo Thunder generously donated the ballroom and the food for the Winter Celebration. Over 50 items were donated to the silent auction.

NALSA Students
Approximately 100 Law School students, professors, and supporters attended.

The highlight of the evening was entertainment by the Youth Hoop Dancers from the Pueblo of Pojoaque. The talented young dancers created designs including the butterfly, eagle, snake and more, with the hoop representing the circle of life, having no beginning or end.

Approximately 100 people attended, including students, UNM Law School professors, and supportive members of the New Mexico legal community.

“Our dedicated members, guests, and sponsors made this event a success that will become a NALSA tradition for many years to come!” said Raether.


Over 50 items were donated for the NALSA fundraiser.


Youth Hoop Dancers from the Pueblo of Pojoaque performed for attendees.


The beautiful high energy dance tells stories and helps teach the young dancers discipline and respect.