- Civil and Criminal jurisdiction
- Native American Family
- Tribal Business
- Trust Lands
I am with an Indian tribe and want to make sure my contract is governed my tribal law, what should I do?
Forum and choice of law considerations are prevalent with contracts with tribes. Our attorneys are well versed in Native American Law and jurisdiction.
I am with an Indian tribe and there are OSHA, or EPA, or government oversight concerns, what can I do?
The interplay between federal, state, and tribal authority on these laws is complex. Our attorneys are well versed in native American Law, sovereignty, and jurisdiction.
Are my activities on Indian land immune from state law?
Sometimes. Federal Indian law has evolved in inconsistent ways over time. Recently, the McGirt decision in effect overturned state criminal convictions in most of Oklahoma. However, there are many state-federal-tribal agreements on these matters.
My family has Indian allotment probate concerns, what can we do?
Native American property law is often governed my complex federal codes and federal case law. Our attorneys are well versed in Native American Law and jurisdiction.
I want to adopt a child that is a member of a Native American tribe, what can I do?
Adoption of Native American children is governed by complex federal (ICWA) and state (OICWA) statutes. Our attorneys are well versed in this complex legal matter.
Why can’t I just put Native American heritage is “N/A” on my adoption and family law filings?
That would be unethical and malpractice. Many unknowing people check the N/A box on family law filings stating that there are no Native American interests to be considered. This violates the law unless you have done your due diligence to determine the child/family are not members nor eligible for membership in a Native American tribe. Not only that, but it violates the human rights of the person and of the tribe.