Margo Lee Hill, JD, MURP

Interim Director American Indian Studies
Associate Professor of Urban Planning
Cheney American Indian Studies Office
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  • Federal Indian Law
  • Tribal Planning
  • Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW)
  • Understanding Addiction in Tribal Communities


Margo Hill, JD, MURP, is a Spokane Tribal member and grew up on the Spokane Indian reservation. Dr. Hill served as the Spokane Tribal Attorney for 10+ years and as a Coeur d’Alene Tribal Court Judge. Ms. Hill earned her Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga School of Law and her Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Eastern Washington University. Her Bachelor’s degree is in Political Science from University of Washington. Margo Hill is professor of Urban Planning at Eastern Washington University where she teaches Planning Law and Legislation, Administrative Law, Community Development, Tribal Planning classes and American Indian Law. Hill is Director of American Indian Studies. Margo Hill was awarded the Trustees’ Medal which is the university’s highest form of recognition for faculty achievement.

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