Government Relations

We assist Indian tribes in building relationships with federal policymakers. In Washington, D.C., we advocate for tribal interests before all variety of federal agencies, such as the Department of the Interior, the Department of Energy, the Department of Education, Human and Health Services, the National Indian Gaming Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, and more. We assist Indian tribes and tribal entities in advocating before federal officials to ensure that tribal sovereignty remains at the forefront of any federal Administration’s agenda.

We also represent our clients’ interests in Congress, regularly advocating in both the House and the Senate for Indian tribe-specific initiatives as well as legislation affecting all of Indian Country. We have drafted testimony for tribal clients appearing before congressional committees, and have created a number of successful political strategies to advance tribal interests. In addition to direct advocacy, we also carefully monitor proposed legislation and regulations to assess their potential impact on tribal interests. Through our Washington, D.C. office we have strategically positioned ourselves to act as an effective liaison between Indian tribes and federal government agencies and officials to advance tribal interests.