The political and economic self-determination and self-sufficiency of most tribes depend on maintaining their land and natural resources. The 43rd Annual Indian Law Conference April 5-6, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona will address the tools, tips, and best practices for how tribes can safeguard their land rights; water rights; hunting, fishing, and gathering rights; and environmental rights.

This two-day conference will examine the unique body of law governing “Indian country,” namely, those geographic areas recognized by the federal government as homelands of sovereign Indian tribes.  Topics include the history of federal-tribal relations, tribal property rights, and the balance of governmental power between tribes, states, and the federal government. Attention will be devoted to understanding the legal framework that supports the tribes’ role as proprietors and regulators of natural resources.

At the upcoming Indian Law Conference, explore issues relating to property rights, environmental protection, and natural resources in Indian country. Speakers will survey fundamental principles of federal Indian law, natural resource damages, taxation of lands and resources, and international approaches to indigenous rights in land and natural resources. Sign up today at to use early bird registration pricing for the Indian Law Conference!

Appreciating Indian natural resource rights is an important undertaking for the economies, community relations, and water management of tribes, states, and the federal government. Speakers will address recent Supreme Court cases as well as other judicial and legislative developments affecting water and natural resource rights in Indian country.

The number of tribal natural resource rights issues continues to grow in matters involving availability, conservation, and regulation. Explore the complexities of federal Indian law, the sacred nature of water and other natural resources, taxation of natural resources, and a potpourri of land ownership claims.

Conference sessions on “Land Rights, Jurisdiction, and Taxation” as well as “Water Rights and Natural Resources Post Agua Caliente” will examine why the recognition of Indian natural resource rights and water rights is important for the development of effective policies for natural resource protection, development, and allocation.

Indian Law Conference speakers will explore the best native land management practices as well as how tribes, local governments, and water agencies can work cooperatively to ensure an adequate and sustained supply of water and natural resources for mutually beneficial uses into the future.

Perhaps more so now than at any other time in distant memory, tribal nations are waging battles to protect the most fundamental aspects of their sovereignty in a new political climate. Join the FBA Indian Law Section for its 43rd Annual Indian Law Conference by registering today at  Don’t miss this important conference where panelists examine how tribal nations can use existing as well as new tools to effectively protect and secure their futures.

Stacy Slotnick, Esq. holds a J.D., cum laude, from Touro Law Center and a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She performs a broad range of duties as an entertainment lawyer, including drafting and negotiating contracts; addressing and litigating trademark, copyright, patent, and other IP issues; and directing the strategy and implementation of public relations, blogging, and social media campaigns.