October 01, 2016

Phoenix Conference Focuses on Tribal Law and Policy

November 17–20, 2017 The Camby Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona

Join the Section of State and Local Government Law in Phoenix for the first ABA conference with a major focus on tribal law and policy, including a keynote address on cultural resources, programs on Indian water rights, siting energy projects on Indian land, and a comparison of land title legally lost by Native Americans and African Americans, and a roundtable on issues facing tribal general counsels and state attorneys general. Many thanks to Robert Saunooke, chair of the Section’s Tribal Law Committee, Linda Benally, immediate past president of the National Native American Bar Association (NNABA), and Diandra Benally, NNABA President-Elect, for their energy and enthusiasm in planning this conference.

Other programming at the Phoenix conference includes “Election Dissection: Lessons Learned from the 2016 Election,” a table-top exercise on cyber-security, and a Land Use Committee-sponsored review of the impact of Frank Lloyd Wright and other visionary and progressive designers on producing “green” and sustainable cities.

A lot of fun social and cultural events are planned, including a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesen West and a hands-on public service gardening project at the Native Health Community Garden, organized by our Young Lawyers Committee. Our Section committees will all meet, and all are welcome to attend committee meetings and the Section Council Meeting.

For more information about the Section’s Fall CLE and Networking Conference, visit the Section’s website at