20th Annual ILP Alumni & Friends Awards Ceremony & Reception April 11, 2019 in Albuquerque

20th Annual ILP Alumni & Friend Awards Ceremony and Reception
Hummingbird Room, Sandia Resort & Casino, Albuquerque, NM
Thursday, April 11, 2019   / 5:30 – 8:00 pm
(following the Fed Bar Assn Indian Law Conference

The ILP is proud to announce the ILP Alums who will be recognized with an Award of Excellence for their distinguished service in Indian Country.

  • Nikki Borchardt Campbell (Class of 2009), Executive
    Director at the National American Indian Court Judges Association will be
    awarded with the Emerging Leader Award.
  • Carolyn Angus-Hornbuckle (Class of 2009), Director of
    Public Health Policy and Programs at the National Indian Health Board – will
    also be awarded with the Emerging Leader Award.
  • Verrin T. Kewenvoyouma (Class of 2004), Managing
    Partner at Kewenvoyouma, PLLC, will be awarded with the Alumni Service Award.

The faculty & staff hope you will join us, to gather with friends and colleagues, honor our award recipients and meet the ILP’s current students of Indian law. 

Sponsored by:

2019 Wiring the Rez: Innovative Strategies for Business Development Via E-Commerce CLE Conference

Wiring the Rez:  Innovative Strategies for Business Development Via E-Commerce CLE Conference

The 5th Annual Tribal Government E-Commerce Conference proudly presented by the Indian Legal Program and the Rosette, LLP American Indian Economic Development Program

Jan. 31 – Feb. 1, 2019 / Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino / Chandler, AZ

The goal of this conference is to explore the issues surrounding the development of Tribal Digital Sovereignty and e-commerce in Indian Country. Experts will examine the shifting political, legal and tax landscape in Indian Country, explore modern business models including: tribal operation of technology and data centers, online lending, online sports betting, blockchain technology and crypto currencies. We will also review jurisdictional and regulatory complexities and address the necessity of fostering open dialogue with federal and state counterparts, and the possible implications to tribal sovereignty, and the ongoing need for tribes to finance and build infrastructures that facilitate economic growth on their reservations while complying with appropriate federal guidelines. Attorneys, scholars, financiers, tax, technology and gaming experts along with innovative tribal leaders will share strategies and practical implementations of diverse business models of current and future e-commerce and infrastructure enterprises to bridge the digital divide.

Who should attend: Tribal leaders, tribal government council members, lawyers practicing in Indian Country on and off the reservation, economic planning and development experts, media developers, business, finance and technology specialists, virtual casino managers & executives, online vendors and entrepreneurs, regulatory experts, scholars and students of Indian law.

Agenda & registration at: http://events.asucollegeoflaw.com/ilp-wiringtherez/

Early Rate ends on Jan. 4, 2019
Regular Rate ends Jan. 25, 2019
Non-Profit & Government Rate available  $300.00

Please join us in sunny Phoenix in January!  Registration is open.

Job Posting – FEMA Vacancy Announcement – Attorney-Advisor (IC-12/13), Public Assistance Appeals and Audits Branch

FEMA Vacancy Announcement – Attorney-Advisor (IC-12/13), Public Assistance Appeals and Audits Branch

The Response and Recovery Legal Division is seeking an attorney-advisor (IC-0905-12/13) to join the Recovery Directorate, Public Assistance Division, Public Assistance Appeals and Audits Branch (PAAB).  The Branch is responsible for administering the Agency’s Public Assistance (PA) Program Appeals System, developing PA second appeals responses, as well as managing the Recovery Directorate’s audit engagements.  The position affords attorney advisors insight and engagement regarding Executive Level decision making, opportunity to engage external entities, and to work on high profile, cross-directorate, agency level issues.  Ideal candidates must be a strong legal writers, excellent collaborators, and professional communicators.

Typical responsibilities include:

∙ Drafting second appeal decisions and associated correspondence to respond to appeals filed by PA applicants.

∙ Reviewing draft second appeal decisions prepared by appeals analysts to ensure compliance with substantive and procedural requirements in applicable statutes, regulations, and policy.

∙ Preparing legal memorandum, identifying litigation risk, and briefing PA leadership on critical issues appealed by PA applicants or identified in Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (OIG) and Government Accountability Office (GAO) audit findings.

∙ Facilitating audit engagements with the GAO/OIG.

∙ Liaising with other OCC Divisions, Headquarters and Regional PA leadership and staff, Regional Appeals Analysts, and OIG, GAO, and Congressional staff.

The selected attorney-advisor will report to PAAB’s Supervisory Attorney-Advisor and Deputy Associate Chief Counsel (second-line).  The duty station for this position is 500 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20547.

This position is a Cadre of On-Call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) position.  This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years, with the option to extend based on workload and funding availability.

The candidate must be a member in good standing of the Bar of a state, the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.  This is a Public Trust position.

Interested applicants for the position should send a current resume and cover letter to Kyle Lewis by COB, November 1, 2017.  Please contact Kyle Lewis with any questions at kyle.lewis@fema.dhs.gov.”



Call for Presentations – ILP’s 4th Annual Tribal Government E-Commerce Conference

The ILP will be hosting its 4th Annual Tribal Government E-Commerce CLE Conference  on February 1 – 2, 2018 at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, Chandler,  Arizona.
We are seeking dynamic, engaging, and knowledgeable presenters in various focus areas. Please click here to see attached Call for Presentations for Wiring the Rez: Innovating Strategies for Business Development via E-Commerce CLE Conference.

Submission Date:  October 6, 2017

Job Posting – Counsel, Fair Elections Legal Network

The Fair Elections Legal Network (FELN) is a national, nonpartisan election reform and advocacy organization established in 2006 based in Washington, D.C. Our mission is to remove barriers to registration and voting for traditionally underrepresented constituencies and improve election administration using research, administrative and legislative advocacy, and litigation.
FELN is seeking an attorney with a background in civil rights or elections to implement the organization’s programmatic objectives. The organization is currently transitioning from operating with a fiscal sponsor to operating as an independent 501(c)(3). This position will be hired directly as part of the 501(c)(3).

Fair Elections_Counsel Job Announcement 08.2017.docx

Havasupai Tribe Job Announcement / Appellate Judge, Havasupai Court of Appeals


The Appellate Judge would preside over appeal cases for the Havasupai Court of Appeals.  This position would require an individual to review appellate briefs, motions and other pleadings and render decisions under Havasupai Laws.  The Appellate Judge must have the ability to remain unbiased and ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice in the Havasupai Courts. For more information click here

Tribal Transportation: Pathways to Infrastructure and Economic Development in Indian Country

Please click here to view the hearing before the Committee on Indian Affairs United States Senate, March 13, 2017 on Tribal Transportation:  Pathways to Infrastructure and Economic Development in Indian Country with Carl Artman, Faculty Associate, facilitator.




10th Annual William C. Canby Jr. Lecture – The Bears Ears National Monument: A Breakthrough for Tribal-Federal Collaborative Management on Federal Public Lands

Hot Topic!!  New Designation of Bear Ears National Monument from President Barack Obama 

Public Lecture followed by Reception – Open to the Public.  Please RSVP.
Free CLE – 0.75 General CLE Credit will be offered.