Arizona State Law to Host Conferences on Tribal E-Commerce and Indian Country Health Care


Inaugural Tribal Government E-Commerce: Innovating a New Geography of Indian Country CLE Conference

Date:   February 12, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. & February 13, 8:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Place:  Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino Resort, Chandler, AZ
Contact:  Darlene Lester at or (480) 965-7715
Click here for Agenda & Registration  Early Rate ends Jan 9.  Register Early (Limited Seating)

Banquet Reception: Thursday, February 12, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Many tribes have recently become involved in pursuing business operated over the Internet.  These E-Commerce opportunities have not only created thriving economies, but they have also led to a tangled web of legal issues where state, tribal and federal laws and policies are colliding. The quick growth of E-Commerce in Indian Country has outpaced a general understanding of how E-Commerce law is intertwined with federal Indian law especially as it may relate to States’ rights.

The goal of this conference is to explore the legal issues surrounding the development of E-Commerce in Indian Country including: jurisdictional complexities and the necessity of fostering open dialogue with federal and state counterparts, the possible implications to tribal sovereignty, and the ongoing need for tribes to build infrastructures that facilitate economic growth on their reservations while complying with appropriate federal guidelines.

This conference will bring together tribal leaders and officials, lawyers practicing in Indian country, on and off reservation economic planning and development experts, business and finance specialists, virtual casino managers and executives, online vendors and entrepreneurs, regulatory experts and cutting‐edge scholars to explore the legal issues of tribal E-Commerce.



Opportunities and Challenges to Providing Health Care in Indian Country CLE Conference

Date:   Thursday, February 26, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. & February 27, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Place:  Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law / Great Hall / Armstrong Hall / Tempe ASU
Contact:  Danielle Williams at or (480) 965-2922
Click here for Registration & Agenda  Early Rate ends Jan 16.


The delivery of healthcare to Indian peoples has been one of the most important and sacred trust responsibilities of the United States to Indian tribes.  Today many tribal nations have taken over these responsibilities by assuming from the Indian Health Service the funds and responsibilities associated with providing healthcare to Indian peoples through Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act agreements.  More recently, the enactment of the Affordable Care Act and the Reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act in 2010 have had profound impacts on how the Indian Health Service and Indian tribes deliver healthcare to Indian peoples.

This conference will offer a forum for experts and tribal leaders to discuss the myriad complex legal and policy issues that tribal communities face in an increasingly sophisticated and complicated healthcare landscape to provide the best and highest quality healthcare to Indian peoples.  This conference will bring together cutting-edge scholars, tribal leaders and officials, healthcare planning and development experts, attorneys, and others to explore these important topics.


Who should attend?  This conference will bring together leading attorneys, cutting-edge scholars, tribal leaders, healthcare planning and development experts, and others to explore these important topics.