February 22, 2018

Partner Kathleen Nilles Recognized by National Congress of American Indians

Holland & Knight Native American Law Blog

Holland & Knight Partner Kathleen Nilles was honored by the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) for her many years of tax work on behalf of NCAI and other Native American organizations.

Ms. Nilles was presented with a modern version of a traditional Pendleton wool Indian blanket by NCAI Tax Committee Chair Arlan Melendez and NCAI Executive Director Jacqueline Pata on Feb. 13, 2018, at NCAI's 2018 Executive Council Winter Session. The blanket design, called "Tamiami Trail," was hand-picked by NCAI General Counsel John Dossett. It was created by artists at Pendleton to capture the spirit and colors of Seminole patchwork and handicrafts traditionally sold by tribal members along the Tamiami Trail in Florida.

Ms. Nilles has served firm clients NCAI and the Seminole Tribe of Florida for more than 10 years. She has worked on federal and state tax issues for other tribes and organizations for 31 years.

Founded in 1944, the NCAI is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities.

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