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Justice Anne McKeig


The Honorable Anne McKeig was appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court on June 28, 2016. A descendant of the White Earth Nation, she is the first female Native American to sit on any state supreme court. 


Prior to her appointment to the Supreme Court, she was appointed to the bench as a District Court Judge in 2008. Justice McKeig served as Presiding Judge in Family Court in the Fourth Judicial District in Hennepin County.  Before that she was a former Assistant Hennepin County attorney, where she
worked for over 16 years handling child protection cases and adoption matters with a specialty in cases that fall under the provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act. Justice McKeig coauthored law school curriculum entitled Child
Abuse and the Law, which she taught at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, and Domestic Violence and the Law, which she taught at St. Thomas School of Law.

Justice McKeig has spoken at numerous national conferences and conventions regarding child protection, domestic violence, family law, diversity & inclusion,
working with tribal communities, as well as a multitude of other topics. Justice McKeig is a member of the Speakers Bureau for the Zero Abuse Project, board
member of Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (“PROOF”), Division of Indian Work, the Infinity Project, a trustee for St. Catherine University, and a member of the State/Tribal Court forum. She is also on several national committees addressing domestic violence, child abuse, Native
American issues, and diversity.


Anne hails from Northern Minnesota (Federal Dam), where she grew up on the Leech Lake reservation. She is a proud mother of five children, and a Johnny Cash super fan.

Atamira Dance Co./Te Wheke photo by Jinki Cambronero

Atamira Dance Co./Te Wheke photo by Jinki Cambronero

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