State Bar Conference: Indian Law Section

Energy Development on Indian Lands
Friday, June 20, 2008
8:50 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Westin La Poloma in Tucson, Arizona

Sponsored by: Indian Law Section
Seminar Chair: Jim Stipe, Burch & Cracchiolo PA
Christopher L. Clark Deschene, Schaff & Clark Deschene LLC
Tracey LeBeau, Red Mountain Tribal Energy
Comm. Kristin Mayes, Arizona Corporation Commission
Michael C. Shiel, Rothstein, Donatelli, Hughes, Dahlstrom & Schoenburg LLP

Events worldwide have increased pressure, and created more opportunity, for energy projects. Tribal governments locally and across the country have been engaged in mining, energy transmission and energy generation. Tribal economic development will lead to additional Tribal utilities and energy production from renewable resources.

This seminar will provide an overview of the myriad issues practitioners face when assisting a tribal government with an energy project. Presenters will examine financing issues, the tribal, federal and state laws and regulations that affect tribal energy projects, and ethical considerations when working with third party developers and various branches of tribal governments. There will also be a discussion of the transition from a BIA utility to a tribal utility.