Carla Fredericks: Advocate and Legal Counsel for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Carla Fredericks' devotion to the rights of Native American communities and her love of the law run very deep. At that intersection that you'll find her working tirelessly on behalf of so many causes that affect native peoples. An enrolled member of the Mandan Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, Carla's work is the culmination of a lifetime spent in two worlds, her insight proving invaluable in the ambitious cases she and her team take on.
WD: What is the biggest challenge in your personal life?
WD: What is your biggest challenge professionally?
CF: Being a woman of color
WD: What is your favorite part of the day?
CF: Dinner with family
WD: What is your biggest source of stress?
CF: Fighting the man
WD: Was there a defining moment that set you on your current path? What?
CF: Deciding in law school to just be myself and let go of other peoples expectations
WD: What do you want more of in your life?
CF: Laughter, there's never enough
WD: Who are the women who are most inspiring to you?
CF: Gloria Steinem, Rebecca Adamson, and Jodi Gillette
WD: What did you want to be as a child when you grew up?
CF: A lawyer
WD: Who were your female role models growing up?
WD: What is the best advice you've ever gotten?
CF: Never give up