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Lawyers from the firm assisted a tribe in securing the first California law to recognize the concurrent criminal jurisdiction of an Indian tribe by recognizing tribal law enforcement vehicles as emergency vehicles and the authority of tribal law enforcement.

Self-Determination & Self-Governance

Attorney Biography - W. Gregory Guedel, Ph.D.

Of Counsel
Tel: 405.602.9425
Fax: 405.602.9426
Email: gguedel@hobbsstraus.com

Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act

Attorney Biography - Stephen V. Quesenberry

Partner
Tel: 510.280.5135
Fax: 510.849.0749
Email: squesenberry@hobbsstraus.com

Contract Support Cost

One of the biggest obstacles to tribal self-determination and self-governance has been the underfunding of “contract support costs” by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Indian Health Service (IHS).

Self-Determination & Self-Governance

Widely recognized as one of the most important legislative policies in modern Indian affairs, the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) gives tribes the right to assume responsibility for their own education and social services programs.

Attorney Biography - F. Michael Willis

Partner
Tel: 202.822.8282
Fax: 202.296.8834
Email: mwillis@hobbsstraus.com

Attorney Biography - Joseph H. Webster

Partner
Tel: 202.822.8282
Fax: 202.296.8834
Email: jwebster@hobbsstraus.com

Attorney Biography - Geoffrey D. Strommer

Partner
Tel: 503.242.1745
Fax: 503.242.1072
Email: gstrommer@hobbsstraus.com

Attorney Biography - Christopher T. Stearns

Of Counsel
Tel: 503.242.1745
Fax: 503.242.1072
Email: cstearns@hobbsstraus.com
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