In June 2016, Governor Mark Dayton appointed Anne McKeig to the Minnesota Supreme Court.
A descendant of the White Earth Nation, Justice McKeig is the first American Indian to serve on the Court. It’s a long way from Federal Dam (pop. 106) on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Justice McKeig made her way on this journey with hard work and the help of her family, friends and community. The daughter of a construction worker and Indian educator, she learned the value of hard work at a young age.
“As a Native American who received the blessings of education and opportunity, the calling of public service is great.”
– Justice Anne McKeig
Along the way, Justice McKeig excelled at her work and made her mark. As an Assistant Hennepin County Attorney and Hennepin County District Judge, she was a passionate, strong advocate for children, and a state and national leader in developing protocols and programs for child protection and Indian Child Welfare. She has also served her community in several volunteer roles, and is a proud mother to five children.
Through her hard work, dedication to equal access to justice, and service to the state of Minnesota, Justice McKeig has earned our support as a Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. We hope you will join us in supporting her as she runs to retain her seat in the 2018 election.