Newly Appointed Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Allie Greenleaf Maldonado Dedicates Appointment to Grandma and Others Who Were in Boarding Schools
December 12, 2022
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – Judge Allie Greenleaf Maldonado (Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians) was introduced by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer as the next justice to the Michigan Court of Appeals on Tuesday at the conclusion of the 2022 State of Michigan Tribal Summit.
Maldonado expressed her gratitude to Governor Whitmer. And, she thanked the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe, the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan, the three tribes where she has served a judge on their tribal courts.
"But what fills me with the most gratitude is that because of this moment, the next seven generations of tribal children, they won't have to look down before they dream up," Maldonado said.