Dianna Kicking Woman holds a JD degree and Certificate in Indian Law from the University of New Mexico School of Law. She also holds a BS in Anthropology from the University of Oregon (McNair Scholar with departmental honors) and a MA in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico (Hibben Fellow). Dianna’s practice is focused on federal Indian law, civil litigation, gaming, and strengthening tribal sovereignty. She is licensed in the Pueblo of Isleta, the District of New Mexico and Western District of Texas federal courts, and New Mexico state court.
Before law school, Dianna was a researcher at the Southwest Tribal Native American Research Centers for Health and served on the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange Board. While in school Dianna worked for the Utton Transboundary Resources Center, and co-authored “A Comparative Analysis of State Water Planning Efforts in Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas & Utah with Commentary on New Mexico Water Planning Statutes, Objectives, and Tribal Consultation” for the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission. Dianna is Blackfeet and Choctaw and is committed to serving the national Native community as well as her communities at the Blackfeet Nation and Choctaw Nation.