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Indian Law 101

The new Indian Gaming and Tribal Self-Governance Programs will host a conference on the fundamentals of Indian Law.

 Topics covered: 

  • History of Federal Indian Law and Policy
  • Overview of Civil and Criminal Jurisdiction
  • Fundamentals of Tribal Self-Governance
  • Fundamentals of Indian Gaming



  • Professor Robert J. Miller
  • Professor Ann Marie Bledsoe Downes
  • Professor Lawrence S. Roberts
  • Executive Director Jay Spaan, Self-Governance Communication & Education (SGCE) Tribal Consortium


Who should attend:  This conference is designed for non-lawyers as well as lawyers. We encourage anyone working for a Tribe and those that work with Tribes to consider attending. Examples include Tribal Court practitioners and advocates, managers of Tribal programs and departments as well as business professionals working in Indian Country.


Registration rates:

  • Early Rate $200 ends on Dec. 20
  • Standard Rate $250 ends on Jan. 23 (5 p.m.)
  • Walk-In Rate $275 opens Jan. 29 (8 a.m. on-site)
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
$25 and More
Downtown Phoenix campus
Beus Center for Law and Society, Ak-Chin Indian Community Conference Center, Room 544
Ann Marie Bledsoe Downes