Columbia alumna Carla Fredericks appointed to head Christensen Fund, focusing on rights-based work supporting Indigenous Peoples

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Carla Fredericks, Columbia Law School alumna, scholar, lawyer and advocate for Indigenous Peoples’ rights in governance, development and global policy has been appointed as the new Executive Director of The Christensen Fund. Carla Fredericks currently serves as Clinical Professor and Director of the American Indian Law Clinic at Colorado Law.

As an enrolled citizen of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation of North Dakota, Ms. Fredericks will be the First Native American to lead The Christensen Fund, and the first Native person to lead a private foundation of its size. She will assume her role in January 2021.

For the Christensen Fund announcement click here.

We congratulate Carla Fredricks and wish her every success in this new exciting path and look forward to continuing collaboration for Indigenous Peoples rights.