Adam Crepelle

Commission Member

Adam Crepelle is an associate professor at Southern University Law Center and the managing fellow of SULC's Native American Law and Policy Institute. He is a former vice president of the California Indian Law Association and is a co-founder of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana. Adam is an enrolled citizen of the United Houma Nation and serves as a judge on the Court of Appeals for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.

Adam has published several articles in both academic and popular journals on a wide variety of topics including crime in Indian country, tribal economic development, and tribal federal recognition. In addition to his juris doctor, Adam holds a master's degree in public policy and master's of law in indigenous peoples law and policy. Adam is also an award winning filmmaker. His film, Indian Santa, screened at numerous venues including the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian.