CAB Member, Community & Nation Building Facilitator
Joseph Thomas Flies-Away, J.D., M.P.A, describes himself as a community- and nation-building consultant/facilitator. As a consultant, Flies-Away facilitates Tribal community and nation-building projects in planning, evaluation, technical assistance, research, and training. Focusing on developing justice systems, including Healing to Wellness Courts, Flies-Away is interested in how courts and other governmental institutions contribute to affective governance and “living together well.” Flies-Away’s experience includes serving as a Hualapai Tribal Council Member, director of the Tribe’s Department of Planning and Community Vision, promoter and chairman of the board of the Tribal corporation, HBE, Inc., Chief Judge and Associate Judge of the Hualapai Tribal Court (trial court), and Associate Justice and Chief Justice of the Hualapai Court of Appeals. Judge Flies-Away has also taught students from junior high to university level, including being a lecturer in law at Stanford University School of Law, an adjunct faculty member at Arizona Summit Law School. He has also taught courses in Native American Studies in the Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences, Arizona State, and a UCLA course called Working in Indian Country. Judge Flies-Away holds a juris doctor degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and is a graduate of Stanford University in English Literature.