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Alfred Urbina

Attorney General

Pascua Yaqui Tribe

Pascua Yaqui Tribe


Fred Urbina, a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, currently serves as the Attorney General for the Tribe. Fred has practiced law or worked in the field of Criminal Justice, Indian Law, and Law Enforcement for over 20 years. Fred is a Veteran of the United States Army and is a third-generation veteran. Fred was recently Appointed to the Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs, for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Fred served an Associate Judge for the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Court and an Assistant Attorney General for the Tohono O'odham Nation, and previously served as the Deputy Associate Director of Tribal Justice Support, Office of Justice Services, at the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs. Fred is a former Arizona State police officer and has worked as the Chief Prosecutor and Deputy Prosecutor for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. He recently led successful efforts at the Pascua Yaqui Tribe to implement the Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction provisions of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), expanding the tribe's jurisdiction to prosecute non-Native offenders of domestic violence. Fred was recently appointed by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey to Arizona's Study Committee on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and has testified on VAWA and Tribal Courts before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. In law school, Fred was the recipient of the Andrew Silverman Community Service Award and earned a Certificate in Criminal Law & Policy. For his recent efforts, Fred was awarded the 2017 Bonnie Heavy Runner Victim Advocacy Award and the 2020 Judge Learned Hand Rising Star Award in recognition of his work to increase access to justice for domestic violence victims.

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