Sovereignty and E-Commerce: Innovating and Reshaping the Borders of Indian Country CLE Conference
February 2-3, 2017
Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, Chandler, AZ
Many Native American tribes in the United States have recently become involved in pursuing business operated over the Internet, thus relieving some of the physical realities of modern, yet still remote, Indian country. These E-Commerce opportunities have not only created thriving economies, but they have also led to a tangled web of legal issues where state, tribal and federal laws and policies are colliding. The quick growth of E-Commerce in Indian Country has outpaced a general understanding of how Tribal Digital Sovereignty and E-Commerce law is intertwined with federal Indian law especially as it may relate to States’ rights.
The goal of this conference is to explore the legal issues surrounding the development of E-Commerce in Indian Country including: the changing political landscape, jurisdictional complexities and the necessity of fostering open dialogue with federal and state counterparts, the possible implications to tribal sovereignty, and the ongoing need for tribes to build infrastructures that facilitate economic growth on their reservations while complying with appropriate federal guidelines. I-Gaming experts, Fantasy Sports and tribal entrepreneurs in varied fields will share strategies and practices of diverse business models of current and for future e-commerce/infrastructure enterprises.
Who should attend? Tribal leaders, tribal councils & officials, government officials, lawyers practicing in Indian country, on and off reservation economic planning and development experts, business and finance specialists, virtual casino managers and executives, online vendors and entrepreneurs, regulatory experts and Federal Indian law scholars.
Keynote Speaker: The Obama Years – A New Beginning With First Americans
The Honorable Kenneth L. Salazar, Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP, and the 50th United States Secretary of the Interior, in the administration of President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2013.
Introductory Remarks: Chairman Brian Clasdoosby, President of the National Congress of American Indians.
Featured Speaker: Lawrence S. Roberts, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of Indian Affairs