Rory Wheeler is a citizen of the Seneca Nation, Turtle Clan, a descendant of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. He has been an active community organizer, volunteer, advisor and leader throughout the Seneca Nation, which has included roles in their Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches.
In addition to the Association, Rory has served as the Vice President/Northeast Representative for United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY), Youth Commission Co-President for the National Congress of American Indians, Youth Advisory Board Vice Chairman for the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute, Community Advisory Board Member for the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center as well as its Center for Indigenous Cancer Research.
Rory graduated from Niagara University with a BA in Political Science, cum laude, and is now a Juris Doctor Candidate at the Michigan State University College of Law, where he is active in the Student Bar Association and the Native American Law Students Association. Prior to law school, Rory attended the Pre-Law Summer Institute hosted by the American Indian Law Center, Inc. at the University of New Mexico School of Law. In addition, he serves his community as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician and previously served as an elected law enforcement officer.
Board member Rory Wheeler
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100 Years of Advocacy
In 2022, the Association turned 100 years old! Over the last century of service in Native Country, we have changed the course of federal Indian law and policy away from termination and genocide towards sovereignty, self-determination and healing. Help us move forward even stronger into our next 100 years!
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