ABA Reappoints Greg Guedel to Chair Committee on Native American Concerns

This week the American Bar Association reappointed Greg Guedel to Chair the national Committee on Native American Concerns for a second term. This Committee works to harness the vast resources of the ABA to enhance the development of federal Indian law in a manner that supports Tribal sovereignty and self-governance, and furthers the federal trust responsibility and government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the United States. The Committee is focused on educating elected officials and their staff, the federal judiciary, and legal professionals on pressing issues of Native American law and policy.

Upon receiving his reappointment, Greg stated: "During the 2010-11 term, the Committee on Native American Concerns made great strides in sharing the expertise of our members with practitioners working with Tribal communities throughout the country. Using webinars and other global-access resources, this year we will continue working to provide attorneys and advocates for Tribes with legal tools to enhance the rights and increase the quality of life for all Native Americans."

For more information or to join the Committee on Native American Concerns, click HERE.
 

Video Link: Renewable Energy Development In Tribal Communities

As part of October's national Native American Economic and Renewable Energy Development conference in Las Vegas, ABA Native American Concerns Committee Chairman Greg Guedel hosted discussion panels with experts on financing and development of Tribal energy resources. Following the seminars he was interviewed by Today's Inland Empire regarding the business climate for energy development in Tribal communities, and the interview can be viewed HERE.

ABA Appoints Foster Pepper's Greg Guedel National Chair for Native American Concerns

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     COMMITTEE ON NATIVE AMERICAN CONCERNS

Greg GuedelThe American Bar Association has appointed Greg Guedel, Chair of Foster Pepper’s Native American Legal Services Group, as Chair of the ABA’s national Native American Concerns Committee. The Committee works to harness the vast resources of the ABA to guide the development of federal law in support of Tribal sovereignty and self-governance, and furthers the federal trust responsibility and government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the United States. Committee members educate elected officials, the federal judiciary, and legal professionals on pressing issues of law and policy that affect Native Americans throughout the country.

“The coming decade will present both significant challenges and unprecedented opportunity for Native American communities,” Greg said. “The Native American Concerns Committee will work closely with Tribes and their partners to enhance social justice, health, economic development, and cultural preservation for all Native Americans.”

For 2010-11, Greg has set an ambitious agenda for the Committee, including:

  • Creating a new electronic communications infrastructure to connect the Committee with every federally-recognized Tribe in the United States.
  • Conducting global education webinars on current legal developments, featuring internationally-recognized experts on Indigenous rights issues.
  • Partnering with national Native advocacy organizations to promote legal and legislative initiatives furthering Tribal political, social, and economic priorities.
  • Working with law schools to develop the next generation of Native legal advocates, and connecting students with Tribes and supporting organizations to staff current legal programs.

The website for the ABA’s Native American Concerns Committee can be accessed HERE.
For more information on Foster Pepper’s Native American Legal Services Group, click HERE.

Contact Greg Guedel (206.447.8931 or guedw@foster.com) for more information.