Jessie Archibald Appointed to Alaska Bar Association's Area Discipline Committee
Juneau, AK (July 14, 2017) – Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska’s (Tlingit & Haida) Tribal Child Support Unit (TCSU) Manager Jessie Archibald has been appointed by Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Craig Stowers to serve a four-year term as an attorney member for the Alaska Bar Association’s Area Discipline Committee.

A Discipline Committee is established in each of the judicial districts and is charged with holding hearings to assess the validity of allegations of improper conduct against a member of the Association.

“I am deeply honored to know that Chief Justice Craig Stowers felt I am worthy of such an important responsibility,” said Jessie.

Jessie has managed the TCSU since 2016 and previously served eight years as the Tribe’s child support attorney. She was an instrumental part of the establishment of the Tribe’s TCSU and Tribal Court and in 2012 was awarded the Doloresa Cadiente Hardin Tribal Justice Award by Tlingit & Haida’s Judiciary Committee for her contributions to advancing tribal sovereignty.

Jessie holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Northern Colorado and Juris Doctor from the University of Puget Sound School of Law. She has practiced law in the state of Washington and Alaska. Some of her former work includes practice as a public defender for the Nisqually Tribe and the City of Tumwater in Washington, Guardian ad Litem for the Pierce County Superior Court, and legal representation in family law and Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) cases.

Jessie was born and raised in the community of Wrangell, Alaska. Her father (Lloyd Rinehart) was a longshoreman and mother (Pauline Rinehart) was a homemaker and an artist. Her maternal side of the family is Kaagwaantaan from the Jilḵoot Ḵwáan Xóots Hít (Brown Bear House) of Klukwan. She is married to Guy Archibald and together they have three adult children – Anita, Dana, and Jamie. 

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