Justice Anne McKeig to share legal rise at HCLL

Minnesota's first American Indian supreme court justice comes to the Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning on March 22.

Anne McKeig
Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning

The Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning (HCLL) presents “I’m Just a Girl from Federal Dam” with the Hon. Anne K. McKeig, 1 to 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 American Indian appointed to the state’s highest court.

A descendant of the White Earth Nation, Justice McKeig is a native of Federal Dam, where she grew up on the Leech Lake Reservation. She received her undergraduate degree from St. Catherine University and her law degree from Hamline University.

McKeig served as assistant Hennepin County attorney for 16 years, handling child protection cases and adoption matters with a specialty in cases that fall under the Indian Child Welfare Act. She was a district court judge for almost nine years in Hennepin County, several of those years as presiding judge in Family Court.

Justice McKeig is involved in several committees focused on child welfare and domestic violence issues. She is a member of the Speakers Bureau for the Zero Abuse Project, board member of the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, a trustee for St. Catherine 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 of charge and handicap accessible.

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