Native American Law Watch – Winter 2013

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The Winter 2013 edition of Modrall Sperling’s Native American Law Watch includes:


Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Issues Final Rule for Fee-to-Trust Procedures

Jurisdiction for Injuries Arising at Tribal Casinos: The Importance of Clear Dispute Resolution Terms

Jemez Pueblo’s Aboriginal Title Claims to the Valles Caldera Dismissed; Pueblo Appeals

Of Note:

Extractive Industries and Indigenous Peoples

Tribal Court Jurisdiction

Grand Canyon Skywalk Update

Tribal Police and State Law Immunity


Native American Practice Group

Modrall Sperling’s Native American law practice primarily focuses on the representation of developers, tribal business corporations, financial sector participants, utilities, and others doing business, engaged in dispute resolution, or addressing policy issues in Indian country. The firm has represented clients in matters involving more than 40 tribes in over 20 states. Our Practice Group combines exceptional knowledge of core federal Indian and Native American law principles and recent developments with practitioners who bring specialized expertise applying those principles in finance, land and resource acquisition, employment law, environmental and cultural resource permitting and management, and related fields in Indian country.