Scottsdale: 41st Annual Indian Law Conference

Speaker:         Pilar Thomas

Conference:    41st Annual Indian Law Conference

Organizer:       Federal Bar Association

Dates:              7-8 Apr 2016

Location:         Talking Stick Resort

                        Scottsdale, AZ




Session Title:   Get Your Hands Off My Trust Responsibility? Debating the Federal Government's Role in the Trust Responsibility

Date:               Thursday, 7 Apr

Time:               1:45pm – 3:15pm

Summary:       In recent years, the federal government has been “pulling back” from its involvement in tribal affairs – from Indian leasing under the HEARTH Act, to tribal enrollment disputes.  Many people in Indian country support a smaller federal role in Indian country, while others are concerned about the continued existence of the trust responsibility.  This panel will debate the federal government’s responsibility to Indian tribes on a wide range of issues in a new era of Indian law and policy.