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Hobbs Straus litigated a case establishing the right of a tribal organization to contract under Public Law 93-638 in a service area that was not a "reservation" in Rapid City Indian Health Board v. IHS, IBIA No. 97-100-A.

Tribal Constitutions & Codes

  • Provide counsel to tribes and tribal organizations on how to strengthen constitutions to lay a stronger foundation for economic and political development.
  • Present workshops on best practices within Indian Country for the processes of reform to maximize citizen participation and understanding.
  • Advise and assist tribes on the process of re-examining outdated tribal constitutions.
  • Draft, revise and interpret codes and ordinances including those for:
    • Tribal court systems
    • Law and order issues
    • Ethics
    • Environmental issues
    • Land use
    • Corporate and business issues
    • Personnel
    • Employment
    • Housing


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