Our firm represents tribes in a variety of conservation, environmental and natural resources matters at the local, state, and federal level related to exercise of treaty reserved rights and tribal sovereignty. We also tailor legal solutions for individuals, business entities, and all levels of government on a broad spectrum of jurisdictional and environmental transactions and issues involving tribes.
Washington State has 29 federally recognized tribes with sovereign nation status pursuant to federal treaties and executive orders. As co-managers of Washington's fisheries resources under U.S. v. Washington--1974 U.S. Supreme Court Boldt decision, tribes are actively engaged in environmental and natural resources management on and off-reservation.
- Treaty Reserved Rights
- Federal Indian Law
- Water Rights
- Jurisdictional Assessment
- Regulatory Counseling
- Applicability of Local, State and Federal Laws
- Administrative Appeals and Judicial Cases