American Indian Policy
Amongst the enumerated powers listed in the United States Constitution is the power to “regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes.”
– US Constitution Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3
Federally recognized Indian Tribes are inherently sovereign. They share a unique history and relationship with the federal government defined by the US Constitution, treaties, federal laws and regulations and hundreds of court cases. The complexity of the subject area requires a high degree of expertise and strong relationships with policy makers and decision makers. As we advise tribal or corporate clients doing business with tribes, we explain to them that “all roads from Indian Country lead to Washington DC.”
C2 GROUP’s American Indian Policy practice is led by Barry Brandon, a highly respected and distinguished Indian law and policy expert. Barry has worked on Indian issues at the US Department of Justice, US Department of the Interior and as the General Counsel and Chief of Staff of the National Indian Gaming Commission. He has represented Tribal clients as well as large private companies doing business with Indian Tribes. He has negotiated complex agreements with tribal, state and the federal governments and participated in getting those agreements approved by tribal, state and federal legislative bodies.
C2 GROUP is well positioned to assist tribes who are in need of highly competent representation and strong advocacy on issues affecting tribal lands, economic development and improving tribal life. We are also well situated to work with private enterprises seeking to engage in the fast growing economies of many tribes who may be in need of counsel and or legislative assistance.