2017 D.C. Indian Law Conference


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Join the FBA Indian Law Section for their 19th Annual D.C. Indian Law Conference on November 3, 2017 in our nation's capital. Located at the heart of the country’s political landscape, discussion will address the latest issues in Indian law and build off the momentum from the Spring conference in Arizona. Don’t miss this intimate opportunity to hear from both the private and government perspective.

Three Ways to Register:
1) Register Online
2) Fax the PDF Registration Form to 571-481-9090
3) Mail the PDF Registration Form to Federal Bar Association; Attn: 2017 DC Indian Law Conference; PO Box 79395; Baltimore, MD 21279 

 Early Bird
(on or before 10/6/17)

(after 10/6/17)

FBA Sustaining Member  



FBA Member









Law Student


Friday, November 3
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Welcome Remarks
  • Daron Carreiro, Senior Counsel for Native American Affairs, Environmental and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Lawrence S. Roberts, Counsel, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
8:45 - 10:00 a.m. Panel 1: Land Into Trust
  • Aurene Martin, President, Spirit Rock Consulting
  • Heather Sibbison, Partner, Dentons US LLP
10:15 - 11:30 a.m. Panel 2: Tribal Courts
  • Samantha C. Skenandore, Associate Justice, Ho-Chunk Nation Supreme Court; Senior Counsel, Husch Blackwell LLP
  • Josh Clause, Partner, Sixkiller Consulting, LLC
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Luncheon with Keynote Address

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Panel 3: Tax

  • Rob Roy Smith, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Connie Tsosie, Legal Fellow, National Congress of American Indians
2:15 - 3:30 p.m. Panel 4: Tribal Attorney Generals
  • Stephen Greetham, Chief General Counsel, Chickasaw Nation Division of Commerce
  • Todd Hembree, Attorney General, Cherokee Nation
  • Jo Anne House, Ph.D., Chief Counsel, Oneida Nation
3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Panel 5: Working with a New Administration on Tribal Issues
  • Tommy Beaudreau, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP; former Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Charles Galbraith, Counsel, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Tim Purdon, Chair, American Indian Law and Policy Group, Robins Kaplan LLP

Contact Heather Gaskins if you are interested in sponsoring this conference.


November 3, 2017
Holiday Inn Washington DC-Capitol
550 C St SW
Washington, DC 20024

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