Joshua Pitre

1020 19th St., NW, Ste. 375
Washington, D.C. 20036
jpitre@bigfirelaw.com

TRIBAL AFFILIATION

United Houma Nation of Louisiana

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Louisiana State University (B.A. 2002)

Master’s Degree in American Indian Studies, University of Arizona (M.A. 2007)

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

Director of Government Relations at Clause Law (2018-2023)

Senior Policy Analyst at the National Congress of American Indians (2017-2018)

Managing Director at Dentons (2013-2017)

Professional Staff for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (2011-2013)

Legislative Staff for the House Committee on Natural Resources (2007-2011)

PRACTICE AREAS

Josh Pitre has over 15 years of experience working on behalf of tribes in the Nation’s Capital. He has worked in the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, for the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and in the private sector representing tribes from across the country.

During his time on Capitol Hill, Josh worked for the committees with primary jurisdiction over Indian affairs—the House Committee on Natural Resources and the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Since transitioning to the private sector, Josh helps tribes and tribal organizations navigate Capitol Hill and the Administration to ensure that their legislative and policy related needs are met.

Over the years, Pitre has worked on numerous issues, including tribal land and water settlements, treaty fishing rights, federal funding, climate change, federal recognition, and sacred site protection. He is a member of the United Houma Nation of Louisiana.

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