The economic downturn is opening some previously-uncharted legal territory – the question of applicability of federal bankruptcy laws and procedures for troubled Tribal enterprises. The Mashantucket Western Pequot Tribal Nation, owner of the massive Foxwoods Resort Casino, is seeking to restructure at least $1.45 billion in debt.  With gaming revenuesRead More →

Foster Pepper PLLC and KeyBank are Co-Sponsors of the huge Native American Economic Development Conference to be held at the Westin in Las Vegas September 16-18, 2009. The far-ranging seminar will cover topics of immense importance to Tribal economies, including: Tribal Leaders Roundtable: The Impact of President Obama’s Administration EconomicRead More →

In its new report entitled “Voting Rights In Indian Country”, the American Civil Liberties Union states that Native Americans continue to face a a variety of discriminatory election practices, including: at large elections; redistricting plans that diluted Native American voting strength; the failure to comply with one person, one vote;Read More →

Native-owned corporations have benefitted greatly from federal preferences in no-bid and other set-aside contracts worth billions of dollars each year. That success has attracted criticism from other business owners, including Hispanics who remain ineligible for no-bid contracts, in addition to politicians and advocacy groups who say no-bid contracts are aRead More →