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Federal Bar Association–Indian Law Conference

April 7 @ 8:00 am - April 8 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Preservation and Protection of Indigenous Nations

Join the Indian Law Section for the Annual Indian Law Conference on April 7-8, 2022 at the Sandia Resort & Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Tribal nations continuously work to overcome longstanding legal and policy issues facing Indian country and Native people. This year’s conference will focus on how tribal nations preserve and protect their ways of life by confronting pressing issues such as the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples crisis, climate change, Indian lands issues, economic development, attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, and much more. Join leading experts, colleagues, and fellow advocates to explore solutions for these critical issues and implement strategies for generations to come.

This event is scheduled to take place in-person without a streaming component. The FBA is committed to creating an event experience where our participants, partners and employees can safely and effectively conduct business, network and learn. We will follow current CDC guidelines as well as any applicable protocols that may be required by our venues, state and local governments. If the event converts to a hybrid experience, we will share updates on this page and attendees will be notified.

Effective February 18, 2022 – The mask mandate will be optional for all guests at the Sandia Resort & Casino.


April 7 @ 8:00 am EDT
April 8 @ 5:00 pm EDT


Sandia Resort & Casino
30 Rainbow Road
Albuqurque, NM 87113 United States


Thursday, August 4

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Wednesday, August 3

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Tuesday, August 2

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7:30 am
Registration (Location: Sequoia)

9:00 am
Posting of Colors (Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

9:05 am
Welcome & Opening Prayer

9:10 am
Time of Reflection

9:25 am
Welcome & Opening Message from SGCETC Board of Directors 

9:30 am
Welcome from Tribal Nations within California and Discussion of Hot  Topics

10:15 am
Discussion with Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Bryan Newland

10:30 am

10:45 am
Establishing the Bay Area American Indian Cultural District

11:00 am
COVID Update and Indian Health Service Initiatives to Improve Health and Wellbeing

11:30 am
International Decade (2022 – 2032) of Indigenous Language Preservation

11:45 am
Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions

 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Networking Break

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Breakout Sessions

3:30 pm- 3:45 pm

3:45 pm
Threats to Tribal Sovereignty: Protecting the Indian Child Welfare Act

(Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

4:05 pm
Self-Governance Updates from DOI, IHS, and DOT

4:45 pm
Tiwahe Initiative – Federal Updates


Additional Meetings and Activities

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
DOI SGDB Training Room (Sand Pebble D)

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Individual Meetings with OSG Staff- Open (Board Rooms 3 & 4)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Caucus for the Food Distribution Program for Indian Reservations Consultation Meeting (Cypress A)