Professor EagleWoman brought a diverse background that includes tribal economic development, legal code development, litigation, criminal law and scholarly interest in international indigenous law to the University of Idaho College of Law when she joined the faculty in 2008. Professor EagleWoman received her LL.M. in American Indian and Indigenous Studies in 2004 from the University of Tulsa College of Law. She teaches in the areas of Native American Law, Native Natural Resources Law, Tribal Economics and Law, and Civil Procedure.
She has served several terms as a board member of the National Native American Bar Association and believes in staying firmly tied to the Native American legal field. She also maintains membership in the bar associations of the District of Columbia, Oklahoma, and South Dakota. Highlights of her legal career include serving as General Counsel to the Sisseton-Wahpeton (Dakota) Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, working as an associate attorney with Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse & Endreson in Washington, D.C. and serving as Tribal Public Defender for the Kaw Nation and the Ponca Nation, both of Oklahoma.
Angelique EagleWoman (Wambdi A. WasteWin) is a citizen of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation.
Professor EagleWoman was formerly a member of the law faculty at Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota and held a visitorship position at the University of Kansas (KU) in the KU School of Law and the Indigenous Nations Program. In the spring of 2008, she was selected as the recipient of the KU Center for Indigenous Nation’s Crystal Eagle Award for showing leadership and dedication toward helping community members or students within indigenous communities.
She has been the recipient of numerous awards in legal academia including: recipient of the William F. and Joan L. Boyd Excellence in Teaching Award (January 2010); recognized as one of twelve national Emerging Scholars by Diverse Issues in Higher Education (January 7, 2010 edition); recognized as a Distinguished Alumni Scholar by Stanford University (May 2010); recipient of the Inspirational Faculty Award by the University of Idaho Office of Alumni Relations (Dec. 2010); named the Allan G. Shepard Distinguished Professor at the College of Law for 2011-2012; and received the UI Athena Woman of the Year Award for Faculty April 2014.
Angelique Townsend EagleWoman was featured in the article "9 Notable Women Who Rule American Indian Law