Since moving to Iowa, I have met many attorneys who had no idea that there was a tribe in the middle of the state. Despite the tribal casino’s name, it’s not until I mention the casino and the tribe at the same time that something snaps into place and people realize it is a tribal enterprise. This lack of familiarity is not unique to Iowa. Most attorneys are unfamiliar with the intricacies of the law or legal profession in Indian country. However, working as an attorney in Indian country allows you to serve a historically underserved community, and the work is rarely dull.
Defending Tribal Sovereignty: The Ongoing Battle Over "Meaningful Consultation" and Self-Governance Over Natural & Cultural Resources (On-Demand CLE)
Learn about the ongoing struggle between tribes and federal agencies over the government’s obligation as trustee to engage in “meaningful consultation” about actions impacting Indian country.