Charmaine McDarment

Charmaine McDarment is an enrolled member of the Tule River Indian Tribe.  Since obtaining her Law Degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law, she has served as General Counsel, and Principle Legal Advisor for Tule River Tribal Council since 2003. She has also served as the Tule River Tribe's Director of Water Resources since 2010 and has been actively involved in the Tribe's water rights settlement efforts. Charmaine has actively engaged in major NAGPRA consultations with the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at UC Berkeley, Field Museum in Chicago, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management as well as many museums and agencies throughout California. Charmaine was appointed Secretary to the Central California Yokuts NAGPRA Coalition in 2012 and remains a vital figure to all the Federally Recognized Yokuts Tribes in the Coalition.