Frozena, Jennifer

Author Description

Jennifer Frozena is an attorney with the Department of the Interior’s Solicitor’s Office, in the Division of Water Resources’ Branch of Indian Water. She received her BS from Marquette University, and her JD from the University of Oregon. After a clerkship with the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, she entered the Solicitor’s Office’s Honors Program and spent three years in Washington, DC representing the US Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service on hydropower relicensing issues. In 2003 she relocated to Oregon and worked as a policy analyst for the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, assisting the Columbia River treaty tribes on hydropower licensing proceedings. In 2006, she returned to the Department of the Interior and now represents the Department in matters related to hydropower relicensing, Indian irrigation, and federal reserved water rights. She worked extensively on the negotiations to settle the water rights claims of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

Authored Reports

Tribal Water Rights Compact: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Water Rights Compact Ratification