|Federal Indian Law
|Federal Indian law spans all aspects of life in Indian country. Federal Indian law includes the laws of the Native Nations themselves. Many legal issues are and should be governed solely by the law of the tribal nation with exclusive jurisdiction over internal tribal matters, but these tribal prerogatives are always in danger of being eroded.
The Firm's experience includes representation of tribal nations, individual tribal members, and, when representation of non-Native entities poses no conflicts with Native American interests, nonmembers and non-Indian corporations as well. Our experience encompasses promotion of tribal sovereign prerogatives, protecting tribal nations from unconsented-to lawsuits, requiring exhaustion of tribal administrative and judicial remedies prior to the assertion of claims against tribal nations or members in other forums, effectuation of the federal trust duties, environmental regulation in Indian country, tribal and federal taxation issues, government contracting, establishment of Native businesses, effectuation of economic development strategies by tribal nations, government development, and protection of the natural and cultural resources of tribal nations and members.
The Firm has assisted our tribal clients in working collaboratively with other sovereigns to craft and implement tax sharing agreements and land exchanges. We have built solid relationships with state and federal administrators and legislators. We think strategically and long-term with our clients, and our extensive track record speaks for itself.