Inaugural Tribal Government E-Commerce: Innovating a New Geography of Indian Country

February 12, 2015 - February 13, 2015

Arizona State University - Indian Legal Program

, Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, Chandler, AZ

Many tribes have recently become involved in pursuing business operated over the Internet. These E-Commerce opportunities have not only created thriving economies, but they have also led to a tangled web of legal issues where state, tribal and federal laws and policies are colliding. The quick growth of E-Commerce in Indian Country has outpaced a general understanding of how E-Commerce law is intertwined with federal Indian law especially as it may relate to States’ rights.

The goal of this conference is to explore the legal issues surrounding the development of E-Commerce in Indian Country including: jurisdictional complexities and the necessity of fostering open dialogue with federal and state counterparts, the possible implications to tribal sovereignty, and the ongoing need for tribes to build infrastructures that facilitate economic growth on their reservations while complying with appropriate federal guidelines. 

Ed Gehres, head of Van Ness Feldman's Native Affairs practice will be a featured panelist at this event, speaking on a panel entitled, "The Economic Impacts of Tribal E-Commerce: What Are the Possibilities?"

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