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This panel will focus on energy resource development by Native American Nations,
with the primary goal of providing long-term benefits to the tribes:
The ability of tribes to develop requires strong and consistent governance. However, tribes often have limited resources at their disposal to support the community, much less wider national needs.
Due to historical abuses, the Federal Government is integrally involved in the stewardship of tribal lands. We will explore how this has been both a help and a hindrance to tribal development.
Legal & Regulatory Concerns
Due to their nature, numerous legal issues arise in connection with tribal development. Such issues include, but are not limited to, sovereign immunity and state/tribal relations.
Though many Native American Nations have significant potential natural resources in the development of renewable energy, such development has numerous roadblocks in addition to cost. Among the factors requiring an in-depth consideration are energy demand, transmission interconnectivity difficulties and possible conflicting private development partner priorities.
Program Sponsor: Litigation Section, Beverly Hills Bar Association
Program Co-sponsor: New York County Lawyers Association CLE Institute; Inclusion Section, Beverly Hills Bar Association; State Bar of Montana; Naive Nations Law & Policy Center
Faculty: Eric Henson, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government. Rob Odawi Porter, Capitol Hill Policy Group; Ezra Rosser, American University Washington College of Law; Pilar Thomas, Quaries & Brady
Moderator: Les Jacobowitz, ArentFox Schiff