Judge Anne McKeig to Share Her Legal Rise at HCLL – Park Rapids Enterprise
The Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning (HCLL) presents “I’m Just a Federal Dam Girl” with the Hon. Anne K. McKeig, 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 at the Armory Arts and Events Center.
McKeig joined the Minnesota Supreme Court in 2016, making her the first Native American named to the state’s highest court.
A descendant of the White Earth Nation, Justice McKeig hails from Federal Dam, where she grew up on the Leech Lake Reservation. She earned her undergraduate degree from St. Catherine’s University and her law degree from Hamline University.
McKeig served as an Assistant Hennepin County Solicitor for 16 years dealing with child protection cases and adoption cases with a specialty in cases under the Indian Child Protection Act. She served as a district court judge for nearly nine years in Hennepin County, including several years as the family court president.
Justice McKeig is involved in several committees focusing on child protection and domestic violence issues. She is a member of the Speakers Bureau of the Zero Abuse Project, a board member of the Minnesota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Organization, a trustee of St. Catherine’s University, and a member of the State/Tribal Court forum. She is married and the mother of five children.
The HCLL program is open to the public, free and accessible to people with disabilities.