Director, Indian Gaming and Tribal Self-Governance programs, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

Beetso is a citizen of the Navajo Nation and earned his JD and certificate in Indian law as part of ASU Law’s nationally recognized Indian Legal Program.

Prior to joining ASU Law, Beetso served as the general counsel for the National Congress of American Indians, the first and only Native person to ever serve in this capacity for the organization. While there, he handled in-house legal needs and co-managed the Tribal Supreme Court Project with the Native American Rights Fund.

Beetso also served as an attorney-adviser within the Office of the Solicitor’s Phoenix Field Office, where he provided legal services for the Western Region of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the San Carlos Irrigation Project. Previously, he served as counselor to Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn during President Barack Obama’s administration.