Sara is now a AAA Arbitrator and Mediator

The not-for-profit American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) is the go-to resource to find qualified neutrals—including (and maybe especially) for construction projects.  This is just one reason that I’m delighted to announce that I’ve been invited to join the AAA National Roster…

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Introducing the New Board Chair of Northern Lights.mn

There is one summer event around which I’ve postponed family vacations.  For which I’ve missed fun, out-of-town conferences.  For which I even rescheduled a move.  That’s Northern Spark, a free, all-night, public arts festival that takes place in the Twin…

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Indian Law 101: Info. & Resources

As an attorney working in Indian country, I get questions not only about Indian law, but also about tribes, current tribal issues, and Native people in general. I do my best to respond to these questions thoughtfully—while also acknowledging the…

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Indian Law 101: Sovereign Immunity

A key aspect of state and federal government is “sovereign immunity”—or immunity from unconsented lawsuit. The same goes for tribal government.  This is an ancient legal concept arising from the idea that the monarch can do no wrong, and therefore…

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Indian Law 101: Welcome to Indian Country!

Say your company has a great prospect to stock an on-reservation, tribally-owned convenience store. Should you just use the same, one-page form contract you’ve used for other deals? Or say you are a general contractor responding to an RFP to…

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