May 22, 2023
Falmouth Institute Welcomes
David Montoya to Adjunct Faculty
Fairfax, VA – Falmouth Institute is excited to welcome David Montoya to our Law and Governance Adjunct Faculty. David is an enrolled member of the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo and has been serving Indian Country as an attorney and consultant for over 10 years. David graduated from UCLA School of Law’s Federal Indian Law joint degree program in 2009, earning a J.D. and Masters in American Indian Studies.
“As someone that has worked in Indian Country for many years, I have experienced the great work the Falmouth Institute does to strengthen tribal communities. It’s an honor to be part of the Falmouth team and help advance their mission of providing culturally relevant education to Indian Country.”
He has worked as an in-house attorney for several tribes across California including the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, and the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria. Major successful projects David has managed include the following: building the Bear River Tribal Court and Public Safety Departments, negotiating settlement agreements with school districts to resolve discriminatory treatment of Native students, successfully managing multi-million dollar tribal government grant portfolios, developing multiple tribal private enterprises as part of economic development initiatives, and training local government agencies to successfully work with tribal communities.
David will be teaching courses such as Protecting Confidential Tribal Records; Tribal Sovereignty and the Law; Ethics for Tribal Organizations; Roles and Responsibilities of Tribal Board and Council Members; and our Tribal Enrollment Certification Program.
In 1985, Falmouth Institute was founded to provide quality and comprehensive education and information services to the North American Indian community. Internationally renowned and widely regarded as the most knowledgeable and effective training organization serving Indian Country, Falmouth Institute is best known for its comprehensive Training services. We assist clients with integrated, solution-based services that help facilitate positive change in the structure, policies and procedures that govern tribal organizations.