Sessions Information

  • January 3, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A


    Historically, the role of the executive branch of the U.S. government with respect to Indian policy has been to work in partnership with Congress to fulfill federal trust obligations to Indian nations and Native people. This panel addresses flashpoints and challenges with regard to meeting these obligations in the era of the Trump presidency. Topics include the potential for fostering bipartisan support for the development of private sector economies and for encouraging and protecting the development of private economic rights in Indian country; the Trump administration's controversial reduction of Bear Ears National Monument and what this abrupt policy change signals for tribes interested in co-management arrangements during the remaining years of the Trump presidency; and Trump administration policies supporting extractive industries operating within and near Indian country, with particular focus on how these policies detrimentally impact tribal communities through climate change and by endangering Native people, especially women and children.

    Business meeting at program conclusion.


Date & Time
Hillary M. Hoffmann, Vermont Law School

Elizabeth A. Kronk Warner, University of Kansas School of Law

John P. LaVelle, University of New Mexico School of Law

Robert J. Miller, Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Session Fees
  • [3130] Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples - Indian Law and Policy in the Era of Trump: Flashpoints and Challenges: $0.00
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