Total Credits: 1.0 CLE
Course discusses the recent Hwal’Ba Bay case out of Arizona and explores when subordinate economic organizations of a Tribe qualify for sovereign immunity.
TJ McReynolds, Senior Attorney, Kewenvoyouma Law, PLLC
Paul Spruhan, Navajo Nation Department of Justice
Peter Larson, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Doreen McPaul, Attorney General, Navajo Nation; President, Tribal In-House Counsel Association
Virjinya Torrez, Assistant Attorney General, Pascua Yaqui Tribe
|SubordinateEconomicOrganizationsAndTribalSoverignImmunity.pdf (8 MB)||55 Pages||Available after Purchase|
|2019_10_11 Brief of NCAI ITAA Navajo Nation as Amici Curiae in Suppor....pdf (266 KB)||30 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Peter A. Larson is a partner with Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP in the firm's Tribal Affairs, Public Finance, and Gaming practice groups. His transactional practice focuses on representing Indian tribes, tribal entities in financing matters, and commercial and economic development in Indian Country. Peter has considerable experience in all areas of Indian gaming, including Indian lands determinations, federal, state and tribal regulatory matters, and representation of tribal gaming agencies. He also works on other economic development issues, including land use and leasing, tribal court development, taxation issues, development of tribal laws and regulations, and regularly interacts with the NIGC and the Department of Interior.
is Assistant Attorney General of the Litigation and Employment Unit at the Navajo Nation Department of Justice in Window Rock, Arizona. He received his A.B. in 1995 and his A.M. in 1996 from the University of Chicago. He received his J.D. in 2000 from the University of New Mexico. He has several Indian law articles published in law reviews, including A Legal History of Blood Quantum in Federal Indian Law to 1935, 51 South Dakota Law Review 1 (2006). His latest article, CDIB: The Role of the Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood in Defining Native American Identity, will be published by the American Indian Law Journal in May, 2018. He also teaches Indian law topics for Barbri, Inc. and the Tulsa Law School Masters of Jurisprudence in Indian Law Program. He and his wife have two children and live in Fort Defiance on the Navajo Nation. 04/18