Honorable Sara Dutschke
Chairperson, Ione Brand of Miwok Indians
I am serving my first term as Tribal Chairperson. A native of Ione, California, I’ve always been deeply connected to our Tribal Community and identified, first and foremost, as a proud Miwok Native. My dedication to my Tribal community, and Indian Country as a whole, is the result of many years of listening to the stories of our elders who worked tirelessly to ensure the health and well-being of our people. It is the work of these elders that built the strong foundation on which the Tribe rests today, and I draw from their strength and perseverance as I work to build a strong Tribal government to support present and future generations. In addition to my service as Tribal Chairperson, I am a partner with the law firm, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell in San Francisco, where I practice Federal Indian Law. My practice is focused almost exclusively on representing tribal government across the United States. I am a graduate of Chico State University, U.C. Davis, and the University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law.