NCAI Webinar: Tribal Leasing and Self-Governance Under the HEARTH Act

Please register for Tribal Leasing and Self-Governance Under the HEARTH Act on Dec 07, 2017 3:00 PM EST at:

The Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Home Ownership (HEARTH) Act was enacted by Congress in 2012 and provides tribal nations the flexibility to manage their own leases on tribal trust lands. In order to exercise this leasing authority, Tribes must first develop their own leasing regulations, consistent with Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) regulations at 25 C.F.R. Part 162, and have them approved by the Secretary of the Interior. Once the leasing regulations have been approved, the Tribe is able to negotiate and enter into leases of tribal trust land without further BIA approval.


  • Cynthia Morales, Trust Services Director, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
  • Matthew Carriaga, Realty Director, Ho-Chunk Nation
  • Jody Cummings, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson
  • Moderator – Jacob Schellinger, NCAI Staff Attorney & Legislative Counsel

This informative webinar will discuss tribal leasing and self-governance under the HEARTH Act.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.