Pilar M. Thomas, Partner

Events

Federal Bar Association’s Annual Indian Law Conference

Mountain Mountain
Sandia Resort

30 Rainbow Road Albuquerque, N.M. 87113

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.

Pilar Thomas will participate in the panel discussion “Cultivation and Taxation of Economic Development Opportunities for Indigenous Nations” during the Federal Bar Association’s Annual Indian Law Conference. The conference will focus on how tribal nations preserve and protect their ways of life by confronting pressing issues including the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples crisis, climate change, Indian lands issues, economic development, and attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

The panel discussion will take place from 9-10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 8. Pilar and the panelists will highlight contemporary economic development resources available to tribes and the statutory issues associated with engaging in different types of business including renewable energy projects, cannabis cultivation, and agriculture.

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