Christy Chapman , Esq
- Law Office of Christy Chapman, LLC
Christy Chapman (Zuni Pueblo) is an attorney who works with the Native American Budget and Policy Institute which works to empower Native communities addressing education, health, economics, and child welfare. She also serves as a Guardian Ad Litem with Pegasus Legal Services for Children for the newly developed Indian Child Welfare Court at the Second Judicial Children’s Court. Ms. Chapman employs her skills as a Peacemaker and values the use of indigenous knowledge and indigenous dispute resolution to address issues as an option to the adversarial court process.
Prior to her current work, Ms. Chapman worked as a nurse in her Pueblo and clerked for a trial attorney in Albuquerque. She has also worked at Law Access New Mexico, assisting clients with landlord/tenant issues, and worked with the UNM Indigenous Design and Planning Institute (iDPi) to draft the Economic Development in Indian Country/Community Regional Planning report for Zuni MainStreet, which encourages revitalization of the local Zuni economy while continuing to preserve its unique traditional elements.
Ms. Chapman’s Publication:
“Black Water”- The Devastating Effects of Alcohol on the Core Values of the A:shiwi (Zuni), 17 TLJ (2016-2017).