Federal Indian Law is a complex body of law that encompasses the relationships between the Federal government and Indian tribes. It embraces several hundred years of federal policies and interaction with tribes. The sources of federal Indian law include the United States Constitution, treaties with Indian tribes, federal statutes and regulations, executive orders, judicial opinions, and tribal law and history. The Supreme Court has recognized the practice of Federal Indian Law to be one of the most complex areas of law. It is often contradictory to itself because federal policy swings back and forth, sometimes supportive of tribal sovereignty and sometimes not.
We, at Martha L. King, P.C., understand the legal challenges facing tribes and tribal organizations. Our dedication to achieving excellence through extensive and precise preparation, coupled with more than twenty years of experience in the field allows us to, time and again, work with and confront these complexities. We have represented tribes and tribal officials protecting their sovereign rights when competing governments attempt to assert their sovereignty over what is rightly a tribal sovereign matter. We have drafted legislation and amendments to legislation, considering and balancing the complex interplay between federal, state, and tribal laws. We have also had the privilege of tackling issues touching areas of constitutional law, and administrative law.
Evaluating whether a federal trust responsibility was breached, and seeking remedies therefore.
Clients may call on us to advocate on their behalf before federal, state, and tribal governments and courts. At Martha L. King, P.C., we fight for self-determination, self-governance, tribal sovereignty, and preservation of culture and tradition. We possess licensure to assist tribes and individuals with federal Indian law issues in the United States Supreme Court, Court of Federal Claims, Ninth & Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals, Alaska, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and numerous tribal courts.