Hon. Brenda Claymore

Member of the Board
(Cheyenne River Sioux)

NAICJA Region 5
Brenda L. Claymore is a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and has been the Chief Judge of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe since October, 2006. She received her undergraduate degree from the Black Hills State University located in Spearfish, South Dakota and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of South Dakota School of Law. Before being appointed by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Council to be Chief Judge, Brenda was the Chief Public Defender for sixteen years. She was a Prosecutor, a Court Administrator and a Court Clerk before becoming the Chief Public Defender.