December 2017: COLT and Other Tribal Meetings

Coalition of Large Tribes

Join us for our quarterly meeting with the Coalition of Large Tribes December 8th, 2017 at Treasure Island Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas.

Room “Antilles C”


8:45 a.m.
Call to Order: President Russell Begaye, Navajo Nation President, COLT Chairman • Opening Prayer • Welcome & Introductions

9:00 a.m.
COLT Business • Approval of Agenda • Administrative Discussion: Financial Report, Amendments to Articles, Policies and Procedures

11:15 a.m.
National Inter-Tribal Energy Council (NITEC), • Chris Deschene

11:30 a.m
Legislative Update • Alison Grigonis, Senior Attorney, Dorsey & Whitney, LLP

Noon Presentation
Lunch Provided and Sponsored By:

Land Buy Back Program Updates • Carolyn M. Drouin, Senior Advisor, Tribal Relations, DOI

1:00 p.m.
Tribal Tax Issues • Chairman Mark Fox, Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nations

1:30 p.m.
Bears Ears Update • Jackson Brossy

1:45 p.m.
ICWA Update: Texas v. Zinke Case and In re: BB Case • Tamera Begay, Legislative & Government Affairs Associate, Navajo Nation Washington Office

2:00 p.m.
Farm Bill and Large Land Base Tribes • Colby Duren, Policy Director, Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative • Janie Hipp, Director, Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, University of Arkansas School of Law

2:45 p.m.
American Petroleum Institute (API) • Gary Davis, Tribal Coordinator

3:15 p.m.
Treaty Issues • Chairman Nathan Small, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

3:30 p.m.
Action Items: • Resolutions • Next meeting date

To reserve a room:

The reservation line is:  1-888-503-8999. Use code “COLT17” when making your reservation.  The hotel room block expires on November 24, 2017.

Guests can begin booking using the following personalize booking link.

Other Tribal Meetings in Las Vegas in December include: