Because of our history of working in Indian country, our Government Relations team is able to provide strategic advice to tribal clients, businesses, and individuals on all aspects of tribal affairs.
Tribal lands are often host to a diverse range of complex projects and economic development activities that raise unique policy questions and present unique opportunities – both for tribes and for outside businesses seeking to do business in Indian country. Our Government Relations team understands the important role that tribal self-governance and self-determination, tribal sovereign immunity and traditional and cultural values can play in the successful outcome of any project proposed on tribal lands and we are adept at helping our clients through this process.
At Montgomery & Interpreter, PLC, our team is also well versed in successfully navigating the many aspects of federal law and the myriad of regulatory challenges that tribes and their business partners face when seeking to develop tribal projects, build and diversify Tribal economies and engage in lawful tribal self-governance and self-determination.
Over the years, Montgomery & Interpreter, PLC, has built a strong reputation of working with federal agencies to accomplish our clients’ objectives—whether that objective requires the involvement of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Environmental Projection Agency, the Department of Energy, Bureau of Reclamation, the Fish and Wildlife Service or other federal interests that often assert jurisdiction on tribal lands.
We also work with clients to develop effective advocacy plans that educate federal and state elected officials about our clients and their needs. Our team also has a long track record of assisting tribal clients to develop better government-to-government relations with their neighboring towns, communities and the state government, through effective communication and the development of intergovernmental agreements and memoranda of understanding, which often foster mutual aid and economic development opportunities for all parties involved.