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Hon. David J. Archuleta,
United States Navy Vietnam Veteran. Served on board the U.S.S. Benjamin Stoddart DDG-22, the last U.S. warship out of Vietnam.

Attended Idaho State University, and the University of Washington. Received a Certificate in Judicial Development; Tribal Judicial Skills, from the National Judicial College, Reno Nevada. Worked as a news reporter for fifteen years, including News Director for KKLB Radio, General Assignment Reporter for the Sho-Ban News, and guest host for National Native News (aired on National Public Radio).

Was appointed to serve as the Chief Public Defender for Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Court. Later served as Chief Tribal Prosecutor. Admitted to Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Bar Association as a Tribal Court Advocate in 1990. Served as Associate Tribal Judge for a total of six years: Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Court, Fort Hall, Idaho. Currently serving as Associate Tribal Judge for Wind River Tribal Court, Inter Tribal Council, at Fort Washakie, Wyoming. Judge Archuleta’s is an enrolled in the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.