Native American Resources

Committees and Councils

  • The Business Law Section has a Gaming Law Committee with the mission to deal with all aspects of gaming law and provide cutting-edge information on all substantive gaming law developments. They conduct an annual two-day conference that provides practitioners with a comprehensive overview of the multiple facets of commercial, Native American and internet gaming at the state, national and international levels.

  • The Section of Environment, Energy and Resources has a Native American Resources Committee that provides 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.

  • The Individual Rights & Responsibilities Section has a Committee on Native American Concerns that utilizes legal resources for the betterment of Native Americans, to eliminate the vestiges of discrimination, and enhance rights and opportunities for Indigenous People.

  • The Judicial Division has a Tribal Courts Council, which is chaired by NNABA Board member Robert O. Saunooke. The Tribal Courts Council is devoted to the recommendation and enhancement of American Indian Tribal Courts and the Judges thereof.

  • The Section of Taxation has formed the Indian Tribal Tax Committee, the Section's newest committee to offer an opportunity for ABA members to learn about and debate good policy and practice in Indian tax law. The committee will work at a national level with stakeholders and practitioners to develop and influence tax policy, tax administration and tax law affecting tribes and their members.