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Tribal Economic Development Print Page

Tribal Contracting

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Tribal Contracting: Understanding and Drafting Business Contracts with American Indian Tribes - M. Brent Leonhard
Call Number: NAT. AM & INDIG. PEOPLES - MAIN FLOOR KF801 .L46 2009
ISBN: 160442608X
Publication Date: 2011-02-16


Publications Related to Tribal Economic Development

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Tribal Business Structure Handbook - Karen J. Atkinson and Kathleen M. Nilles; Native American Finance Officers Association
Call Number: NAT. AM. & INDIG. PEOPLES - MAIN FLOOR E98.B87 A84 2009
Publication Date: 2009
"This guide is a comprehensive resource on the formation of tribal business entities. Hailed in Indian Country Today as offering "one-stop knowledge on business structuring," the Handbook reviews each type of tribal business entity currently in use from the perspective of sovereign immunity and legal liability, corporate formation and governance, federal tax consequences and eligibility for special financing. It covers governmental entities (e.g., instrumentalities, political subdivisions and section 17 corporations) as well as the more common business forms (corporations, partnerships and LLCs)." 2008 Edition available at no cost.


Business Reference Guide to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


Economic Development Posting Feed from Smoke Signals: Indian Law Blog

Lael Echo-Hawk, who is a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma and Garvey Schubert Barer's (GSB) Indian Law Group, is the editor of Smoke Signals: Indian Law Blog.  She came to GSB "after serving as in-house counsel to a Tribe, legislative director for a tribal economic development trade association and as Counselor to the Chair of National Indian Gaming Commission."

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Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk is the blog for the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law. Posts include news items related to Indian law and politics.  To filter postings to limit review to only those positing concerning tribal economic development on Turtle Talk click here.

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Print Titles Related to Economic Development

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Rebuilding Native Nations: Strategies for Governance and Development - Miriam Jorgensen
Call Number: NAT. AM. & INDIG. PEOPLES - MAIN FLOOR E98.T77 R43 2007
ISBN: 9780816524211
Publication Date: 2007-12-13

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Housing and Economic Development in Indian Country - David Listokin; Robin Leichenko; Juliet King
Call Number: NAT. AM. & INDIG. PEOPLES - MAIN FLOOR E98.H58 L57 2006
ISBN: 9780882851785
Publication Date: 2005-06-30


Sovereignty Symposium

The Sovereignty Symposium, sponsored by the Oklahoma Supreme Court, addresses federal Indian law and tribal law issues.  There is often a heavy focus on tribal economic development efforts.  For example, the 2014 Sovereignty Symposium emphasized the global impact of tribal nations. 

Each year the materials of the Sovereignty Symposium include the papers and presentations of speakers at the Symposium.  


Sovereignty Symposium - A Fair & Impartial Judiciary
Call Number: NAT. AM. & INDIG. PEOPLES - MAIN FLOOR KF8205.A2 S6 2013
Publication Date: 2013


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