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Wenona Singel

Deputy Legal Counsel and Advisor for Tribal Affairs

Office of the Governor


Wenona Singel is Deputy Legal Counsel and Advisor for Tribal Affairs for Governor Gretchen Whitmer. While working for the Governor’s Office, Wenona is on leave from her position as Associate Professor of Law and Associate Director of the Indigenous Law & Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law in East Lansing, Michigan. At MSU, Wenona teaches and publishes in the areas of Property; Federal Indian Law; and Natural Resources Law. She is a member of the American Law Institute and a Reporter for the Restatement of the Law of American Indians. She also received an appointment by President Barack Obama to the Board of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, a position she served in for five years.  She received an A.B. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Wenona is a member of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, and she is married to Matthew Fletcher, with whom she has two sons named Owen and Emmett.