2017- Beyond a Zero-Sum Federal Trust Responsibility: Lessons from Federal Indian Energy Policy

“The federal government’s trust relationship with federally recognized Indian tribes is a product of the last two centuries of
Federal Indian Law and federal-tribal relations. For approximately
the last 50 years, the federal government has sought to promote
tribal self-determination as a means to carry out its trust
responsibilities to Indian tribes; but the shadows of prior federal
policies, based largely on notions of tribal incompetence and federal
paternalism, remain. Perhaps no other policy arena better
demonstrates the history, evolution, and promise for reform of the
federal trust relationship than Federal Indian energy policy, or the
range of federal statutes and regulations devoted to the management
of the development of tribal energy resources. This article provides
a detailed review of Federal Indian energy policy and proposes a
new path for reform that would allow for broader tribal authority
and, potentially, a new conception of the federal trust responsibility.”


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)