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  • Congress Explores Mismanagement of Native American Schools

    By: Theodore J. Griswold | Partner | ted.griswold@procopio.com On Thursday, May 14 at 10:30 a.m. EST, the Committee on Education and the Workforce is holding a Congressional Hearing “Examining the Federal Government’s Mismanagement of Native American Schools.” It is in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington DC.  While it is a bit of a commute to attend from the west coast, people working throughout Indian Country should pay attention that steps are being taken ...

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  • Tribal Youth Conference July 9th in Washington DC

    By: Stephanie Conduff | Attorney | stephanie.conduff@procopio.com Theodore J. Griswold | Partner | ted.griswold@procopio.com This summer will mark the first-ever Native youth conference hosted by the White House. It will be held July 9th in Washington DC when Native youth will meet with Obama Administration officials and the White House Council on Native American Affairs to discuss our issues and needs from a multi-generational approach that is often not consulted by presidential administrat...

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  • Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Consultations Begin This Week

    By: Michele B. Brown| Senior Counsel | michele.brown@procopio.com Stephanie Conduff | Attorney | stephanie.conduff@procopio.com Theodore J. Griswold | Partner | ted.griswold@procopio.com The Bureau of Indian Affairs is hosting a series of consultative meetings with tribal leaders and the public starting this week and concluding on May 14th in Tulsa, Oklahoma. On March 20, 2015, the published draft regulations were released by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). They seek to improve the imp...

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  • Investing in the Future Native American Bar

    By: Theodore J. Griswold | Partner | ted.griswold@procopio.com This week Procopio is hosting the inaugural Procopio Native American Internship Alumni Dinner at the 40th Annual Indian Law Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is an opportunity to join our Native American intern alumni from around the country who are now legal working professionals with our Summer 2015 interns for an evening of conversation and networking. This opens an intentional space for our Native American Interns - both past...

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  • 40 Questions Tribal Governments Should Consider When Discussing Whether to Undertake a Cannabis Business

    By: Theodore J. Griswold | Partner | ted.griswold@procopio.com Stephanie Conduff | Law Clerk | stephanie.conduff@procopio.com The prospects of cannabis cultivation and sales in Indian Country are hot topics, with uncertainty the part of every conversation. The immediate discussions regarding the business of Tribal cannabis development often creates more questions than it does solutions for Indian Country. But is your Tribal Government asking all of the right questions? With the Department of ...

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  • Congress Reconsiders Regulating Cannabis Use

    By: Theodore J. Griswold | Partner | ted.griswold@procopio.com Stephanie Conduff | Law Clerk | stephanie.conduff@procopio.com Bipartisan legislation introduced this week in the U.S. Senate initiates a change to federal law, S.B. 683, would regulate the medical use of marijuana without fear of prosecution. The CARERS Act which stands for the The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act joins a similar House bill introduced in February, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol w...

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