CIVIL AND CRIMINAL JURISDICTION IN INDIAN COUNTRY

Tuition:        $650.00 in advance, $675.00 if invoiced
Date:             July 30-31, 2018
Location:  
    Albuquerque, NM

Class Status: Cancelled due to too low pre-registration level

Civil and criminal jurisdiction of Indians on and off Indian lands is a complex, evolving issue in Indian Country. Jurisdictional questions may be approached from the presumption of inherent Tribal power over matters arising within Tribal territory. Attention should be paid, however, to the degree to which the federal government has chosen to intrude on or limit that power, either directly or by permitting the states to do so. Resolution of jurisdictional questions today will involve the interrelation of several factors:

●    Geography:  Is Indian Country involved?
●    Parties: Are they (or is the victim) Indian?
●    Subject matter: Does the case involve interests of Tribal self-government?

Interests of Tribal self-government must be analyzed in the context of the facts of the particular case. The Tribe’s interest in the jurisdiction and authority of its courts over reservation affairs may be sufficient to place the case exclusively within Tribal court jurisdiction. Within Indian Country, the rules change drastically. Definition is therefore crucial. This seminar is important for all members of Tribes who are involved in their governance and future expansion or maintenance. 

Hotel Information: meeting location and sleeping rooms –
Residences Inn Albuquerque, 3300 Prospect Avenue NE Albuquerque 87107, telephone 505-881-2661.  Sleeping rooms are available at this location, and the $93.00 Federal per diem rate for Albuquerque is honored. Several excellent restaurants are within walking distance. This location is just off Interstate 40 at the Carlisle Street exit. It is a taxi ride from the airport, and no shuttle service is available.