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.
- KRRC Newsletter regarding Klamath Dam Removal
- Berkey Williams LLP Welcomes Indian Law Fellow Siena Kalina
- Berkey Williams LLP Welcomes Senior Associate Michele Fahley
- Curtis Berkey, Erica Costa and Aviva Simon author “Revitalizing Stewardship and Use of Tribal Traditional Properties: Options for Improving California Policy and Law in State-Managed Lands and Waters.”
- Onondaga Nation Prevails in Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Proceeding; Secures Admissibility Decision on Land Rights Petition