Sovereign Indian tribes and nations face numerous threats to their autonomy and self-governance from outside entities. Berkey Williams LLP assists tribes in a wide range of matters related to the protection of sovereignty, including engaging in political and regulatory advocacy to protect the rights of Indian tribes and nations to carry their own passports and identification cards; coordinating with criminal defense counsel when individual Indian criminal matters threaten tribal sovereignty more broadly; protecting the rights of Indian children to be educated in culturally appropriate ways; successfully defending against lawsuits on the basis of Tribal sovereign immunity; and seeking recourse from international human rights tribunals. The firm also assists our clients in asserting their sovereign rights diplomatically with United States governmental agencies and elected officials, in local, national, and international arenas.
- Firm Partners Scott Williams and Curtis Berkey and Associate Aviva Simon Contribute to Tenth Circuit Win for Pueblo Aboriginal Water Rights
- 2021 Summer Associate Position
- Berkey Williams Welcomes Indian Law Fellow Janet Bill
- Berkey Williams LLP 2021-2022 Indian Law Fellowship Program Announcement and Application Information
- Associate Erica Costa elected to the Board of Directors of the California Indian Law Association (CILA)