Philip S. Deloria

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Philip S. (Sam) Deloria is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe[1] and active in Native American politics. He is of Yankton Dakota descent.

Deloria attended Yale University as an undergraduate and for law school.[2] For 35 years, he served as the Director of the American Indian Law Center, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.[1] He also served as the director of the American Indian Graduate Center in Albuquerque until 2015.[3]

In addition to his law work, Deloria was a founder and first Secretary-General of the World Council of Indigenous Peoples and was one of the founders of the Commission on State-Tribal Relations.[4]


  1. ^ a b Testimony of Philip S. Deloria on S. 2097. U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. 15 July 1998 (retrieved 12 Nov 2009)
  2. ^ Yale Daily News
  3. ^ AIGCS director article
  4. ^ AIGCS staff article