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Native American Resources


Committee Conference Call

There is a Native American Resources Committee conference call scheduled for June 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. mountain time that should last no longer than an hour. The beginning part of the conference call shall consist of reports by the Vice Chairs of the Committees regarding their specific areas of focus such as the newsletter, programs, electronic communications, and social media. The remainder of the call is intended as an open forum for Committee members to communicate their thoughts and concerns about the Committee. Topics for discussion shall include but not be limited to the following:

- In what activities should the Committee be engaged?

- In what areas should the Committee be taking a lead?

- Is the Committee meeting your expectations?

- How can you become involved?

- Other thoughts about the Committee for 2013-2014

Please RSVP for the call by 12 noon mountain time on June 16th using the following link: https://americanbar.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eRrWVsvBMxz1RrL. We look forward to your participation on the conference call and your future involvement in the Native American Resources Committee. If you should have any questions in advance of the call, please feel free to contact one of us below.


Message From The Co-Chairs



Welcome to the 2013 - 2014 ABA year of the Native American Resources Committee!


Since the 1980s, the Native American Resources Committee (Committee) has been recognized as a national forum for lawyers representing federally recognized tribes, tribal entities, indigenous peoples, and businesses engaged in development or other commercial activities within or near Indian country, Alaska Native villages, and other lands of indigenous peoples (collectively, tribal lands). The Committee focuses on broad-ranging current and emerging environmental, energy, and resource issues affecting tribal lands, including but not limited to regulation of reservation activities, resources, and the environment; traditional, renewable, and alternative energy development; land use, land rights, leasing, and permitting; climate change impacts and legislative initiatives and policies; financing and economic considerations; collaborative efforts between tribes and states or developers; treaty and subsistence rights; Indian water rights; environmental justice; cultural and sacred site protection; and cross boundary and international initiatives, agreements, and processes affecting the rights of tribes and indigenous peoples. The Committee seeks to open dialogue among its members and others to promote the exchange of ideas and to raise awareness of not only the unique issues related to tribal lands, but also the unique challenges confronting tribes and indigenous peoples and third parties seeking to do business on tribal lands. The Committee also fosters education on new developments, laws, and policies affecting tribes, tribal entities, and indigenous peoples and their lands and resources.


Finally, the Committee strives to encourage and increase participation in the committee and the Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (Section), particularly by Native American attorneys and newly admitted attorneys interested in the field of Indian and tribal law.


This year’s Committee consists of a strong and diverse group, which we hope will add value to your membership in both the Committee and Section. Current leaders of the Committee include:


Committee Co-Chairs:
Robert F. Gruenig and Brandy K.M. Toelupe


Vice Chairs:
Committee Newsletters: Ronnie Hawks


Electronic Communications: Lara O'Donnell


Membership: Bidtah Becker



Programs: Dean Suagee and Vishnu N. Jetmalani


Social Media: Sean Ahearn



The Year in Review: William R. Norman, Jr.



Additional (At Large): Sara Hill
Additional (At Large): Sonia Escobio O'Donnell


We look forward to working with you over the next year!


Regards,



Robert F. Gruenig and Brandy Toelupe
Committee Co-Chairs


Committee Description




The Committee is a forum and educational resource for lawyers representing tribes, tribal entities, indigenous peoples, and businesses engaged in development or other commercial activities around Indian country, Alaska Native villages, and other lands of indigenous peoples. The Committee focuses on broad ranging current and emerging environmental, energy, land use, resource and environmental justice issues. The Committee encourages participation in the Committee and Section by Native American attorneys and attorneys interested in the field of Indian and tribal law.

Committee Resources

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2013-2014 Native American Resources Leadership

View the full roster of Native American Resources Committee leadership.
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Committee Co-Chairs

Committee Roster  


Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events

    22nd Fall Conference

    10/08/2014-10/11/2014
    Trump National Doral Miami
    Miami

    For over twenty years, the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Fall Conference has been the preeminent CLE program of the year addressing environment, energy and resources law. The 2014 Fall Conference in Miami is no exception, and promises to be bigger and better than ever! Our first ever ...

    Key Environmental Issues in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4

    03/03/2015-03/03/2015
    Georgia State Bar Conference Center
    Atlanta

    Please note that this conference is not free. Please check back later for pricing. Key Environmental Issues in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, is a one-day CLE conference sponsored by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, offering a unique opportunity to engage in dialogue ...

    44th Spring Conference: The ABA Superconference on Environmental Law

    03/26/2015-03/28/2015
    Palace Hotel
    San Francisco

    Please note that this conference is not free. Please check back later for pricing. For four decades, in the spring of each year, the leading environmental, energy and resource lawyers, government officials and academics gather to address the key topics of the day for practicing lawyers. The Spring ...


Committee Newsletter Archive

An archive of the committee's newsletters is available.

The Native American Resources Committee released a new committee newsletter in May 2014. Be sure to read the latest issues.
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Links of Interest

Inter-Tribal Organizations--National
General Purpose
National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)
Inter-Tribal and Membership Organizations
Specific Purposes (alphabetical order)
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Modified by Lara O'Donnell on June 11, 2014

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